If you’ve been following 2019 data breaches as closely as EZShield + IdentityForce, you would likely notice a disturbing trend. The list is riddled with hospitals, health networks, and other healthcare providers — many of whom were compromised due to employee error or a lack of basic cybersecurity protocols. Continue reading
Update 04/04/2016: The Baltimore Sun reports MedStar Health has restored 90 percent of their impacted computer systems. Hospital officials said MedStar did not pay a ransom to retrieve any files. Patient data was not exposed during the attack.
On March 28, MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and Washington, D.C., disclosed an attack on their computer systems and encrypted medical records. The hacker used ransomware, a form of malware that locks computer access until a specified ransom is paid. Continue reading
The identities of 2.2 million current and former patients of 21st Century Oncology are now at risk of medical and financial identity theft following a massive hack of the company’s database. Continue reading
On September 9, Rochester-based Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and their affiliate, Lifetime Healthcare Companies, disclosed they had suffered a massive data breach.
The breach exposed the names, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, financial account information and, in some cases, sensitive medical information of 10.5 million members and patients who used their services. Continue reading