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UCLA Health System suffers massive data breach

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It seems that another security breach has occurred within the US healthcare sector after it was announced that there was an incursion of the UCLA Health System affecting 4.5 million individuals. It looks as if this has been an on-going and undetected breach for several months. The hackers have had… Read more »

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Healthcare number one target of cyber attacks

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The new front line in the world of cyber attacks? Medical professionals and specifically, hospitals. Hospitals are increasingly vulnerable because although they may be running perfectly serviceable programmes, much of the equipment is not user-serviceable so won’t feature the latest updates. A potential hallmark of these attacks is to install… Read more »

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Medical device security outdated – report

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A BBC report has revealed that medical devices – namely infusion pumps used to dispense drugs in hospitals – could be vulnerable to cyber attacks. The supplier at the centre of the report is a company called Hospira who are owned by Pfizer. Hospira have told the BBC that several… Read more »

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Beacon Health reveals 2013 hack

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Beacon Health Systems, a US-based health agency, has revealed that it was the target of cyber attacks as far back as late 2013. Beacon has claimed that there is no evidence that personal data accessed in these attacks has been misused by the hackers. Access was gained via employee email… Read more »

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Medical information of 11 million exposed

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Is 2015 the year of the healthcare hack? Health insurer Premera Blue Cross is the latest victim of a hack attack after it found that financial and medical information belonging to upwards of 11 million customers may have been exposed. The news comes just weeks after the large scale data… Read more »

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Healthcare industry new favourite of hackers

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that no industry is immune to cyber attacks, and lately, it seems that healthcare providers are the hackers’ new favourite. Attacks on these organisations have been ramping up in the last few months and a recent report on email trustworthiness found that emails appearing to come… Read more »

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Up to 18.8m non-customers of hacked insurer could be affected by breach

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Earlier this month, health insurance company Anthem, the second-largest in the US, announced that its systems had been hit by a massive data breach affecting nearly 80m individuals. Not all were Anthem customers, however. Upon further investigation, the company recently found that between 8.8m and 18.8m members of other plans… Read more »

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Inside Breach Exposes Hospital Data

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Alabama’s Flowers Hospital recently began notifying an undisclosed number of patients that their personal information may have been stolen by a former employee. “Flowers Hospital’s laboratory processes lab tests submitted to us by your health care provider,” hospital privacy officer Patti Hatcher explained in a notification letter. “Unfortunately, we discovered on… Read more »

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Healthcare giant Kaiser notifies 49,000 patients of privacy breach

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Kaiser has suffered a privacy breach at its Anaheim Medical Center. The breach is thought to have affected at least 49,000 of the healthcare company’s patients. A computer flash drive was reported missed at the hospital on September 25th 2013. The storage drive did not include social security numbers or… Read more »

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California based health system suffers data breach

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A third party vendor removed electronic security safeguards from a California based Health System server which exposed the data of 32,500 patients who had received treatment at Goleta Valley College Hospital, Santa Barbara. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital were also affected between September… Read more »

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