Cyberattacks on healthcare entities result in poor patient outcomes, including delayed procedures and even a rise in mortality, according to a recent survey conducted by research firm the Ponemon Institute. Ryan Witt of Proofpoint, which sponsored the study, discusses the findings.
A study by data privacy firm Lokker found thousands of healthcare providers deploying Facebook Pixel and other similar tracking tools. Those trackers reveal "medical and other data that consumers don't know is being tracked and haven't authorized," says Ian Cohen, Lokker's chief executive officer.
Plan for a ransomware attack the same way you plan for a hurricane, says Paige Peterson Sconzo, director of healthcare services at security firm Redacted Inc. A cyber incident capable of disrupting network connectivity requires careful thinking about how to revert to the pre-internet era.
Security flaws in a vital signs monitoring device from a China-based manufacturer could allow hackers to launch an attack that spreads to all other devices connected to the same network. This is among the most serious security issues involving medical devices, says Jason Sinchak of Level Nine.
A ransomware gang published 52 gigabytes of data it says it stole from Consorci Sanitari Integral, a Barcelona health organization of 3,000 physicians and staff. CSI acknowledge a "compromise in data confidentiality" but says its systems are fully recovered thanks to cloud backups.
The toll that cyber incidents can have on healthcare entities and their patients was especially felt this week by the parents of a 3-year-old child who received an accidental megadose of medicine - a mistake attributed to IT systems being offline at an Iowa medical center.
A former doctor who practiced internal medicine in several states has pleaded guilty in a New Jersey federal court to criminal HIPAA violations in a case that also involved a pharmaceutical salesman and a larger alleged $2.5 million healthcare fraud conspiracy.
Patient portals, electronic prescriptions and some other IT systems are still affected at an undisclosed number of CommonSpirit Health hospitals and clinics in several states more than one week after a cyber incident hit the multistate hospital chain.
Hackers have appropriated a red-teaming tool to hack their way into organizations, warns the Department of Health and Human Services. Tens of thousands of organizations each year are affected by a hack involving Cobalt Strike. But companies can spot the tool and should act quickly if they do.
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A Georgia-based cancer testing laboratory has reported to federal regulators a phishing breach affecting the sensitive information of nearly 245,000 individuals. It is the lab's second hacking breach affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals reported over the last six months.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors examine the story of a Maryland couple facing charges for giving military medical records to Russia, the sentencing of a former Seattle tech worker for her massive Capital One hack, and why David Hatfield resigned as co-CEO of cloud security vendor Lacework.
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