The lack of strong encryption in the Philips HealthSuite Health Android app leaves the consumer mobile health software vulnerable to hacking, according to a new advisory issued by the medical device manufacturer and an alert from the Department of Homeland Security.
Data breaches of all shapes and sizes are affecting organizations in all sectors of the healthcare industry, from health insurance companies to hospitals to technology companies alike. The impact of these data breaches is exponential some studies report the number of victims from health plan data breaches have increased by more than 1,000% in 2018.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is leading the lawsuit against Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., or MIE, and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC, said the lawsuit filed Tuesday in an Indiana U.S. district court marks the first time state attorneys general have joined together to pursue a HIPAA-related data breach case in a federal court.
According to Healthcare IT News, data breaches may be down slightly since 2017, but high-level breaches are on the rise. These mega-breaches occur across all industries, but theyre especially concerning for health care due to the prevalence of sensitive information in the field.So far in 2018, there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data breaches exposing
A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records. A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient
A database of more than 2.6 million billing records of patients at Atrium Healthformerly Carolinas HealthCare Systemis believed to have been compromised by hackers. The breach hit one of the health system’s third-party vendors, AccuDoc Solutions, in September, the company and the health system said in a joint announcement on Tuesday. That database included names,
Federal auditors uncovered numerous security vulnerabilities at two Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) in Arizona, a finding that could be indicative of broader data security issues across the country.A report (PDF) issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Tuesday identified 19 significant vulnerabilities in the information systems of the two MCOs, revolving primarily
The medical records of 26 million patients are embroiled in a major security breach amid warnings that the IT system used by thousands of GPs is not secure. The medical records of 26 million patients are embroiled in a major security breach amid warnings that the IT system used by thousands of GPs is not
Instagram has notified some of its users that their password might have been exposed due to a security bug, according to The Information (via Engadget). A spokesperson for the company says that the issue was discovered internally and affected a very small number of people.In this instance, the bug was tied to a feature that
Theft and disclosures account for most healthcare data breaches. But hackers took 3 times as many records
Over the last decade, healthcare organizations have been far more likely to report a data breach due to theft or an unauthorized disclosure.Hacking, meanwhile, is much less common. But attackers make off with far more patient records.In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, researchers analyzed 1,138 healthcare breaches reported to the