Recent news accounts have described how the federal government agency, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been levying multimillion-dollar fines against health care providers, health insurance companies, and related health care vendors to insurance companies and providers. The latest isRead More
Central Ohio Urology Group is the latest victim of a PHI (Protected Health Information) data dump, apparently by a Ukrainian hacktivist named Pravyy Sector who performed the hack-and-dump in because, as he told DataBreaches.net, “I’ve just wanted to [attract attention] to the terrible facts. This lab is part of theRead More
The Ambulatory Surgical Center at St. Mary Medical Center, located in Langhorne, PA, recently announced that they’d been the target of a ransomware attack. To those new to this type of digital threat, such an attack usually involves hackers gaining access to a network’s information, and either locking out the ownerRead More
Healthcare businesses have an extra layer of IT compliance requirements because of the sensitive nature of the patient information they possess. As many of these enterprises have learned, the government is serious about enforcing compliance with HIPAA regulations. One healthcare firm learned this the hard way, when oneRead More
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