A Florida healthcare system says it is diverting emergency patients and is only accepting certain Level 1 trauma cases while it deals with an "IT security incident." Meanwhile, a Maryland hospital is responding to its own ransomware incident.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
Federal regulators hit Banner Health, which operates hospitals and other care facilities in multiple states, with a $1.25 million HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2016 hacking incident that affected nearly 3 million individuals. Banner Health will also implement a corrective action plan.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says he hopes to gather support for new bipartisan legislation this year to incentivize healthcare sector entities to meet certain minimum cybersecurity standards and tackle other top security concerns.
Researchers from cybersecurity firm WithSecure say they spotted a North Korean espionage campaign they dub "No Pineapple" that reveals a slew of tools in the Pyongyang hacking arsenal. They're confident the hackers were North Korean: One hacker connected to an infected server using a DPRK address.
A combination of three security flaws contained in an open-source electronic health record used mainly by smaller medical practices in the U.S. could allow attackers to steal patient data and potentially compromise an organization's entire IT infrastructure, says a new research report.
Government authorities and industry groups are warning the healthcare sector of ongoing distributed denial-of-service attacks on hospitals and other medical entities by Russian nuisance hacking group KillNet, whose name comes from a tool used to launch DDoS attacks.
A Montana healthcare entity has agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed in the wake of a 2021 hacking incident affecting 214,000 individuals. The deal is the entity's second multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement in the last four years involving a major breach.
Two hacking breaches - one at a non-profit provider of foster care, mental health and substance treatment services, and the other at a provider of behavioral health services - have affected sensitive information of nearly 400,000 individuals.
A Midwest specialty medical care clinic has reported to regulators a health data breach affecting 134,000 patients involving one of its critical partners' previous use of Meta Pixel and Google tracking codes embedded in its websites and patient portals.
A new Ponemon Research report shows ransomware continues to significantly impact patient safety, according to survey of hospital IT/Security leaders. Over half of respondents indicated that one or more ransomware attacks experienced by their organization resulted in a disruption to patient care. While the most...
CommonSpirit was negligent in failing to protect sensitive health data, resulting in a compromise affecting at least 623,000 patients and perhaps many more, allege plaintiffs in two proposed class action lawsuits filed against the Chicago-based hospital chain after a 2022 ransomware attack.
An electronic health records vendor and a pharmacy management services firm are purportedly among the latest healthcare sector victims of ransomware-as-a-service group BlackCat, also known as Alphv. NextGen Healthcare and PharmaCare Services appeared on BlackCat's leak site late last week.
As artificial intelligence, or AI, grows in popularity for simplifying workflows and diagnosing patients, healthcare leaders need to understand that AI use is also increasing among cyberattackers and take action to prevent its use for malicious purposes.
Legislation requiring vendors to design cybersecurity into their medical devices is a great first step to help healthcare entities, but organizations will still face major risks involving legacy medical gear for many years to come, says Daniel dos Santos, research leader at security firm Forescout.