Last week our content manager, Mindy Affrime, sent me an article about the risks associated with Medical IoT Devices. The article caught my attention because of the author. It was published by the Cyber Security Engineering Department at the University of San Diego. The article names four areas they believe “will be particularly vulnerable to cyber attack[s]” in 2017. Read more “Medical IoT Devices Named Top Security Threat”
The latest on the Bronx Lebanon Hospital cyberattack. (Source: NBC News) Medical records of at least 7,000 patients were compromised in a data breach involving Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. This hack disclosed patients’ mental health and medical diagnoses, HIV statuses and sexual assault and domestic violence reports, according to records reviewed by NBC News. Other information in the compromised records, which online security experts said spanned 2014 to 2017, Read more “NY Hospital Hacked- 7,000 Patient Records Stolen”
A clinic in Baltimore is just one example of a healthcare provider having its records stolen, only to find them for sale on the Dark Web for less than $0.01 per record. Last August a Baltimore substance abuse treatment facility had its database hacked. Patient records subsequently found their way onto the Dark Web, according to DataBreaches.net. The group noticed such things as dates of admission, whether the patients are on methadone, their doctors and counselors, and dosing information. Read more “Healthcare Records Sold on Dark Web”
Excellent reporting from Modern Healthcare and Health Data Management help us to understand what happened at Emory Healthcare. Here is what you need to know about Emory Healthcare’s breach. Read more “Atlanta Hospital Attacked by Hackers”
Experian’s 2017 prediction report is sobering. At Securolytics, we are in the forefront of proactively protecting Healthcare facilities from cybercriminals. Here is the full report.
REPORT . Read more “Healthcare Top Target for Cyberattacks in 2017”
In 2015, the healthcare industry was responsible for 66.7% of the 170-million records compromised in the United States through data breaches, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Cyber criminals gained access to PHI stored on machines by creating more sophisticated and more frequent network attacks. In our blog posting, ““, we explored in depth how Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) were used against Excellus BlueCross/ BlueShield to steal information from nearly 10 million people. In this article, we analyze in depth the 10 biggest security breaches in Healthcare that are caused specifically by email. Read more “Healthcare’s Top 10 Email Data Breaches of 2015”