Why Healthcare Security Matters

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  1. hawki

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    "Cyber Attack Suspected in German Woman’s Death

    BERLIN — The first known death from a cyberattack was reported Thursday after cybercriminals hit a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany, with so-called ransomware...

    The ransomware invaded 30 servers at University Hospital Düsseldorf last week, crashing systems and forcing the hospital to turn away emergency patients. As a result, German authorities said, a woman in a life-threatening condition was sent to a hospital 20 miles away in Wuppertal and died from treatment delays..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/world/europe/cyber-attack-germany-ransomeware-death.html
     
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    COVID-19 and HIPAA: HHS’s Troubled Approach to Waiving Privacy and Security Rules for the Pandemic
    September 16, 2020
    https://www.worldprivacyforum.org/2020/09/covid-19-and-hipaa/
    Report: "COVID-19 and HIPAA - HHS’s Troubled Approach to Waiving Privacy and Security Rules for the Pandemic"
    (PDF): https://www.worldprivacyforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WPF_COVID-19_and_HIPAA.pdf
     
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    Geisinger advises patients of privacy breach
    September 18, 2020
    https://www.timesleader.com/news/802549/802549
    Geisinger notifies patients of Protected Health Information incident
     
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    Hacking Yourself: Marie Moe and Pacemaker Security
    September 21, 2020
    https://www.darkreading.com/risk/hacking-yourself-marie-moe-and-pacemaker-security/d/d-id/1338960
     
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    Spokane health district apologizes for accidental disclosure of personal health info
    September 21, 2020
    https://www.krem.com/article/news/h...sure/293-b9c61e8a-5a95-4d9e-b27b-b5f6fdfae183
     
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    "German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia...

    Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia told state lawmakers that the software used to encrypt computer systems in an apparent ransom attempt originates with a Russian hacker group...

    ...the attackers exploited a weak spot in 'widely used commercial add-on software,' which they didn't identify...

    The attackers appeared to have intended to target the Heinrich Heine University, to which the Duesseldorf hospital is affiliated, and not the hospital itself..."

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/a...-hospital-cyberattack-trail-leads-Russia.html
     
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    Just 44% of Healthcare Providers Meet NIST Cybersecurity Standards
    September 23, 2020
    https://healthitsecurity.com/news/just-44-of-healthcare-providers-meet-nist-cybersecurity-standards
     
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    HHS Issues Yet Another Big HIPAA Breach-Related Fine
    $2.3 Million Settlement Is Second Announced This Week
    September 23, 2020

    https://www.inforisktoday.com/hhs-issues-yet-another-big-hipaa-breach-related-fine-a-15045
     
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    Montefiore employee terminated after data breach affected up to 4,000 patient records
    September 21, 2020
    https://www.healthcarefinancenews.c...ter-data-breach-affected-4000-patient-records
     
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    Senators Probe VA After Data Breach Affecting 46K Veterans, Providers
    September 22, 2020
    https://healthitsecurity.com/news/s...a-breach-affecting-46k-veterans-17k-providers
     
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    Premera Blue Cross to pay second-largest HIPAA fine to OCR
    September 25, 2020
    https://www.modernhealthcare.com/cybersecurity/premera-blue-cross-pay-second-largest-hipaa-fine-ocr
     
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    Nebraska Medicine was victim of cyber attack
    September 24, 2020
    https://www.wowt.com/2020/09/25/nebraska-medicine-was-victim-of-cyber-attack/
     
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    "UHS hospitals hit by reported country-wide Ryuk ransomware attack

    Universal Health Services (UHS), a Fortune 500 hospital and healthcare services provider, has reportedly shut down systems at healthcare facilities around the US after a cyber-attack that hit its network during early Sunday morning.

    UHS operates over 400 healthcare facilities in the US and the UK, has more than 90,000 employees and provides healthcare services to approximately 3.5 million patients each year...

    At the moment the affected hospitals are redirecting ambulances and relocating patients in need of surgery to other nearby hospitals..."

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...reported-country-wide-ryuk-ransomware-attack/
     
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    Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack
    Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement
    September 30, 2020
    https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/anthem-pay-40m-settlement-2015-cyberattack-73340486
     
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    Two Telus Health medical service providers pay ransom after 60K client files accessed
    September 30, 2020
    https://www.thestar.com/business/20...y-ransom-after-60k-client-files-accessed.html
     
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    Houston-area health organization says patients targeted in phishing incident
    September 30, 2020
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/...-says-patients-targeted-in-phishing-incident/
     
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    4 More U.S. Healthcare Providers Discover Email Account Breaches
    September 30, 2020
    https://www.hipaajournal.com/4-more-u-s-healthcare-providers-discover-email-account-breaches/
     
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    Universal Health Services says its network is being restored after malware incident
    October 1, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...restored-after-malware-incident-idUSKBN26M7HY
     
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    Cryptographic vulnerabilities, data leakage and other security breaches in healthcare apps
    October 2, 2020
    https://www.securitymagazine.com/ar...nd-other-security-breaches-in-healthcare-apps
     
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    "[coronavirus] Clinical Trials Hit by Ransomware Attack on Health Tech Firm

    A Philadelphia company that sells software used in hundreds of clinical trials, including the crash effort to develop tests, treatments and a vaccine for the coronavirus, was hit by a ransomware attack that has slowed some of those trials over the past two weeks...

    The attack on eResearchTechnology Inc., which has not previously been reported, began two weeks ago when employees discovered that they were locked out of their data by ransomware...

    Among those hit were IQVIA, the contract research organization helping manage AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine trial, and Bristol Myers Squibb, the drugmaker leading a consortium of companies to develop a quick test for the virus..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/03/...-drugmakers.html?referringSource=articleShare
     
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    Former Information Technology Employee Of Hospital Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Computer Intrusion
    October 2, 2020
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/p...-hospital-sentenced-30-months-prison-computer
     
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    UHS Health System Confirms All US Sites Affected by Ransomware Attack
    October 5, 2020
    https://healthitsecurity.com/news/u...ms-all-us-sites-affected-by-ransomware-attack
     
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    AAA Ambulance (MS) Reports Data Breach
    October 6, 2020
    https://www.jems.com/2020/10/06/aaa-ambulance-ms-reports-data-breach/?topic=79129
     
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    Dignity Health to Pay OCR $160K for HIPAA Right of Access Failure
    October 8, 2020
    https://healthitsecurity.com/news/dignity-health-to-pay-ocr-160k-for-hipaa-right-of-access-failure
     
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    Dr Lal PathLabs Left Millions Of Indian Patients’ Data Exposed On Internet
    ...one of the largest lab testing companies in India
    October 8, 2020
    https://fossbytes.com/dr-lal-pathlabs-left-millions-of-indian-patients-data-exposed-on-internet/
     
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