New alerts from Visa and MasterCard suggest that the breach at payments processor Global Payments Inc. dates back to January 2011 - an exposure window significantly longer than what was originally reported.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has taken several steps in the wake of a hacker attack against an unencrypted server that exposed state health department information on 780,000 individuals. Experts assess whether the steps are the right moves.
A laptop stolen from an employee of Accretive Health last year was not encrypted "due to the oversight of an individual IT employee," the company says in a 29-page comment letter sent to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. That employee subsequently was fired, the company reports.
Federal regulators have received hundreds of comments about proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program, sparking debate on many issues, including how to provide patients with prompt, secure access to their records.