The list of 36 recent major breaches of healthcare information posted on a government Web site likely represents a small fraction of the significant breaches in healthcare in recent months, security experts say.
"Systems compromised by this botnet provide the attackers not only user credentials and confidential information, but remote access inside the compromised networks," says Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness, which revealed the Kneber attacks.
Alex Cox, Research Consultant and Principal Analyst, NetWitness
Alex Cox, a research consultant and principal analyst at the IT security firm NetWitness, discovered last month the Kneber botnet, a variant of the ZueS Trojan that he says has infested 75,000 systems in 2,500 corporate and governmental organizations...
Let's give BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee some credit for acknowledging that it has spent more than $7 million so far dealing with the aftermath of the theft of 57 unencrypted hard drives from a call center.
That breathtaking sum makes it crystal clear that potential data breaches have huge business...
A Florida health insurance company reports that two laptops were recently stolen from its corporate office in Gainesville. One of the laptops may not have been properly encrypted, according to the company.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to identify data security breaches "in a much more systematic way" to help ensure the privacy of personal information. That's the advice of Lisa Gallagher, senior director for privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems...
The Wyoming Department of Health reports that personal information about clients and applicants for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program, known as Kid Care, was improperly appearing in Google search results.
Envelopes mailed Feb. 1 to nearly 50,000 Californians included their Social Security numbers on the mailing labels, according to the California Department of Health Care Services.
On Feb. 6, the state agency began sending notification letters to the adult day health care services beneficiaries notifying them of the...
It's hard to place a value on an intrusion detection system until you see the system in action. CIO Charles Christian at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., recently discovered just how worthwhile his intrusion detection investment really is.
Some healthcare organizations saw a doubling in hacker attacks in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a small study of customers of SecureWorks Inc., an Atlanta-based information security services company.