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Pasquotank-Camden EMS Hacking Incident Impacts 40,000 Patients

March 14, 2019 - A hacker recently exploited a vulnerability in the TriTech billing software of North Carolina’s Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services, erasing some files and potentially breaching patient data. Its initial notification to the Department of Health and Human Services noted that just 20,240 patients were impacted in the incident. However, the county health provider recently...


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Hospitals, Banks Face Greatest Financial Impact from Cyberattacks

by Jessica Davis

Hospitals, security firms, banks, market infrastructure providers potentially face the greatest financial impact from cyberattacks, which could lead to a weakened credit profile, according to a recent Moody’s Investors Service...

EHR Hack Breaches Milestone Family Medicine Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

South Carolina-based Milestone Family Medicine, formerly with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, recently began notifying patients that their data was potentially breached by an unauthorized individual. Officials discovered a hacker...

Phishing Attack Breaches Data of 30,000 Memorial Hospital Patients

by Jessica Davis

An employee of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi fell victim to a phishing attack, which breached the data of 30,000 patients for more than a week in December. On December 17, officials discovered an unauthorized party gained...

15 Million Patient Records Breached in 2018; Hacking, Phishing Surges

by Jessica Davis

Fifteen million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018, nearly triple the amount of reported incidents from the previous year, according to the Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer. Protenus analyzed the...

Email Fraud Attacks on Healthcare Jumped 473% Since 2017

by Jessica Davis

Email fraud attacks on the healthcare sector increased by a whopping 473 percent between the first quarter of 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new report from Proofpoint. Proofpoint analyzed over 160 billion emails sent...

Hackers Attempt to Extort Ontario Healthcare Provider CarePartners

by Jessica Davis

CarePartners experienced a data breach in 2018, and now the hackers are attempting to extort the Ontario-based provider for 5 bitcoins, or about $18,000, to prevent the public release of employee and patient files, according to...

Trojan Malware Tops Ransomware as Biggest Hacking Threat to Healthcare

by Jessica Davis

Trojan malware upended ransomware as the greatest hacking threat to the healthcare sector in 2018, according to a new report from Malwarebytes Labs. Specifically, Emotet and Trickbot hacking trojans were the most common malware strains,...

Cryptomining Top Malware Threat, Multi-Purpose Malware Surges

by Jessica Davis

For the past 13 months, cryptomining topped the list of leading malware threats, according to Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index for December 2018. In fact, the top four malware threats were cryptomining variants, despite the...

Hackers Launching DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign, Feds Warn

by Jessica Davis

Hackers are targeting Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure with a global hijacking campaign across all sectors, according to a new alert from the Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration...

New Phishing Tool Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

by Jessica Davis

A security researcher recently released a hacking tool that takes phishing attacks to a whole new level: It both automates phishing attacks and breaks through two-factor authentication functions with ease. Modlishka was created by Piotr...

Hackers Breach Data of 4,300 Missouri Patients for 3 Months

by Jessica Davis

Missouri-based Choice Rehabilitation Center is notifying 4,309 patients that their data was breached in a months-long hack on a corporate email account. On November 7, Choice discovered that one of its email accounts was hacked....

Email Hack on Vermont Provider Breaches 32,000 Patient Records

by Jessica Davis

Elizabethtown Community Hospital, part of the University of Vermont Health Network, notified about 32,000 patients that their personal health information was breached during an email hack. On October 18, hospital officials discovered an...

Third-Party Vendor Hack Breaches 48,000 Baylor Frisco Patients

by Jessica Davis

Texas-based Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Frisco is notifying about 47,948 patients or guarantors that their payment information was exposed for a week, after a hack on its third-party vendor’s credit card processing...

Biggest Challenges, Lessons Learned from Health Cybersecurity in 2018

by Jessica Davis

The cybersecurity issues faced by the healthcare sector in 2018 aren’t much different from those in recent years. However, hackers are increasing in sophistication and steadily improving success rates. The year started off with a...

HealthEquity Email Hack Breaches Data of 190K Patients

by Jessica Davis

An email hack on two employee email accounts potentially breached the personal data of 190,000 HealthEquity customers. HealthEquity provides health savings accounts and similar services to more than 3.4 million individuals. This is the...

Ransomware Attack on May Eye Care Breaches 30K Patient Records

by Jessica Davis

Pennsylvania-based May Eye Care Center and Associates reported a breach of 30,000 patient records after falling victim to a ransomware attack on July 29. The ransomware infected May Eye Care’s server, compromising its electronic...

Phishing Attacks Breach Data of 42K Florida Patients for 3 Months

by Jessica Davis

Florida-based Health First notified 42,000 patients that their personal data may have been exposed for three months after several employees fell victim to phishing attacks. The breach was reported to the Department of Health and Human...

Does Quantum Computing Threaten Healthcare Data Security?

by Fred Donovan

While some in healthcare see quantum computing as a way to harness big data to improve healthcare diagnostics and drug development, others see it as a threat to healthcare data security. Last year, IBM launched an initiative, IBM Q, to...

Orangeworm Jeopardizes Healthcare Data Security at Large Firms

by Fred Donovan

A new cyber group called Orangeworm is undermining healthcare data security at large firms using malware known as Trojan.Kwampirs to gain remote access to compromised computers, warned security firm Symantec in a new report released April...

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