To prepare for next year's resumption of HIPAA compliance audits, organizations must be ready to demonstrate how they're complying with the revised breach notification rule and how they're providing patients with electronic access to records, says attorney David Holtzman.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management promises that it will soon notify 21.5 million individuals that their background-check information was breached. Meanwhile, the government has lined up notification and response services for future needs.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
In the latest in a string of major cyber-attacks in the healthcare sector, UCLA Health confirms that information on 4.5 million individuals may have been exposed when hackers breached its network in an attack that appears to have begun last September.
The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
More than 3,000 National Health Service patients had their personal data exposed when an employee lost an unencrypted memory stick in a parking lot, violating NHS policies. But creating policies isn't the same as enforcing them.
Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
An error in a coding upgrade for a Blue Shield of California website resulted in a breach affecting 843 individuals. The incident is a reminder to all organizations about the importance of sound systems development life cycle practices.
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.
The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
Medical Information Engineering, which offers Web-hosted EHRs as well as personal health records, reports a hacker attack has exposed an undisclosed number of patients' health information and Social Security numbers.
A massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management wasn't discovered by government sleuths - or the Einstein DHS intrusion detection system - but rather during a product demo, a new report says.