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Ransomware Sets Sights On Healthcare Organizations

A string of hospitals in both the US and Australia have come under attack by hackers in recent weeks. They have been targeted by ransomware attacks that have effectively shut a number ...

AMCA Suffers A Medical Patient Information Breach

The recent hack of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) is having ripple effects around the world. Recently it was reported that as a direct consequence of that hack, Quest Diagnostics (one ...

HIPAA Fines For Data Breaches Continue To Grow

Anthem is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States. Unfortunately in 2015, they had the dubious honor of suffering the largest health data breach in history. It left protected ...

Fitbit and Google Partnership May Raise Privacy Concerns

Depending on which side of the privacy debate you're on, you're either going to love or hate this announcement: "Fitbit intends to use Google's new Cloud Healthcare API to help the ...

Healthcare Sector Facing Rise In Ransomware Attacks

The Department of Health and Human services has issued a warning to healthcare providers to be on high alert for the SamSam strain of ransomware, which has been used to attack ...

Apple Releases Major iPhone and iOS Device Update 11.3

There's a lot to talk about in Apple's latest update to iOS.  Version 11.3 boasts some significant changes and is well worth getting.  We'll go over the highlights below. Battery management ...

Attacks on Health Organizations Increasing At Alarming Rate

It used to be the case that credit card companies and retail outlets were the primary targets of hackers around the world.  Make no mistake, they still get attacked with regularity, ...

Electronic Health Record Company “Allscripts” Hit By Ransomware

Another day, another high-profile ransomware attack.  This time, the victim was Allscripts, an EHR (Electronic Health Record) company that hospitals, pharmacies, and ambulatory centers around the country rely on. The company's ...

Breach Of Health Data Gets California Company $2M Fine

Cottage Health System, a company that operates five hospitals in the Santa Barbara area of California, is the latest firm to have been hit with a hefty fine for losing control of ...

Even Minimal Exposure Can Result In Huge Fines

Data security is no laughing matter, and even small exposures can lead to hefty fines, no matter the size of your company. Last year, the federal government sent shockwaves through the ...

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