Although the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach is the third major hacker attack against a health insurer revealed in recent months, experts warn that other organizations, including health information exchanges, could be targeted next.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is the latest health insurer to be targeted by a sophisticated hacking attack. It recently discovered that an intrusion into a database in June 2014 resulted in a breach affecting 1.1 million individuals.
"Millions" of devices from numerous router manufacturers appear to use a third-party software component called NetUSB, which can be exploited to bypass authentication checks and remotely take control of the devices, security researchers warn.
Numerous websites, mail servers and other services - including virtual private networks as well as "all modern browsers" - have a 20-year-old flaw that could be exploited by an attacker, computer scientists warn.
A Food and Drug Administration warning regarding security vulnerabilities found in certain infusion pumps of one vendor will likely be followed by cybersecurity alerts about flaws in medical devices from other manufacturers.
The United States Coast Guard faces challenges in protecting the private information found in medical records of its personnel and their families, a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report says.
An army of 40,000 small office/home office routers have been exploited by automated malware. But who's responsible for devices being vulnerable: vendors for using well-known defaults; or distributors and IT managers for not locking them down?
Security vulnerabilities in certain infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira could allow an unauthorized user to alter the dose the devices deliver, the FDA warns. Just a few months ago, the FDA issued a medical device security guide.
An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.