A New York-based practice management vendor has notified 28 healthcare entity clients and more than 942,000 of their patients that sensitive information was compromised in a ransomware attack in April. The incident is the latest fallout from ransomware assaults on the healthcare sector.
A "secure message-themed" phishing campaign targeting healthcare providers aims to lure recipients to an Evernote notepad website in an attempt by hackers to harvest security credentials, federal authorities warn, saying the scheme puts entities at risk for potential data security compromises.
The co-chairs of Congress' Cyberspace Solarium Commission request an "urgent briefing" with Biden administration officials to discuss the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sector and call for actions to address rising cyberthreats.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the breach of customer engagement platform Twilio, a cyberattack on the U.K.'s NHS that has reignited concerns about supply chain security in the healthcare sector, and the U.S. Treasury clamping down on shady cryptocurrency mixers.
Advanced, a critical software and services vendor to the U.K.'s National Health Service, confirms a ransomware attack by "financially motivated" threat actors is behind an IT outage that is still disrupting various NHS services, including 111. Some disruptions could last for weeks, the company says.
It's not enough for medical device makers to provide a software bill of materials - there also needs to be close attention paid to how vulnerabilities in components are communicated and managed, says medical device security expert Ken Hoyme.
Federal authorities, in two separate advisories issued Thursday, urge healthcare sector entities to proactively address security risks from internet of things devices equipped with sensors, software and other technologies to connect and exchange data over the internet and from open web applications.
An Indiana-based neurology practice is notifying nearly 363,000 individuals that their sensitive information was compromised in a recent ransomware attack - and that some of the data was made available on the dark web. Russian ransomware group Hive has been implicated.
A $3 million settlement is headed for final court approval in a class action lawsuit involving a 2020 cyberattack against a vendor that provides support services to hundreds of dental practices in 21 states. The incident affected more than 1.2 million of the practices' patients and employees.
A Florida operator of urgent care clinics recently reported to federal regulators a health data breach affecting more than 258,000 individuals tied to a vendor's ransomware attack in May 2021. Why did it take so long to determine that the incident resulted in breach of protected health information?
As CISO of Edward-Elmhurst Health, Shefali Mookencherry consistently works at the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy. "Privacy tells us why," she says, "and security tells us how." She discusses her role and the inherent challenges it poses to her.
Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1 million - more than double the average cost of breaches across other industries - once again ranking the sector as having the most expensive data breaches, says Limor Kessem, principal consultant of cyber crisis management at IBM Security.
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Tenet Healthcare, a major Dallas-based healthcare delivery organization, provides the latest public peek into the hefty impact a disruptive cyber incident can have on a healthcare entity's finances.
New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology - if properly applied by HIPAA regulated entities - could help organizations avoid fines and similar enforcement actions by regulators in the wake of breaches, some experts say.
Federal authorities are advising healthcare entities to fortify their defenses against cyberattacks involving web applications, including patient portals, telehealth services and webmail. Such apps offer hackers many potential entry points into an organization, they warn.