Tag Archives: Data Breach

Medical Center Pays $2.75M for HIPAA Violations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on July 21, 2016, that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has agreed to settle multiple alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with the U.S. … Continue reading

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HHS Penalizes Healthcare Organization for HIPAA Violation

Organizations that provide services to entities handling personal health information and health records—like doctors offices and hospitals—for some time now have been required to comply with the security and privacy requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). … Continue reading

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Health Records for Nearly 10M Patients Hacked

Personal information for close to 10 million people is being sold online by a hacker who stole the information from a health insurance database and three hospitals. On Tuesday, DeepDotWeb reported that a hacker put health records for 9.3 million … Continue reading

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Why Crysis is Healthcare’s Most Threatening Ransomware Yet

The ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was the first in a string of such incidents at hospitals. Within months, a strain of ransomware called Locky had crippled the computer systems at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, … Continue reading

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Centene Loses Hard Drives with Health Info on 950,000 Beneficiaries

Health insurer Centene Corp. on Monday said it has lost six hard drives containing the health information of about 950,000 beneficiaries. The St. Louis-based company, which offers managed Medicaid plans to uninsured or underinsured people, said it did not believe … Continue reading

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hit by Cyberattack Affecting 1.1 Million Members

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield was the target of a cyber attack affecting 1.1 million current and former members, the Owings Mills, Maryland, health insurance provider disclosed Wednesday. The nonprofit health insurer, which serves 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, D.C. … Continue reading

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