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Healthcare Facilities, Organizations Prime Targets of Cyber Crimes

Healthcare Facilities, Organizations Prime Targets of Cyber Crimes

In March, hospital chain MedStar became the latest victim of a cyber attack in the health care sector, as hackers infiltrated its systems with a virus that crippled its IT infrastructure. MedStar operates 10 hospitals in the D.C./Baltimore region, and serviced more than 4.5 million patient visits in 2015, according to Fortune magazine. After the cyber attack, the hospital’s entire IT system was forced to shut down and revert to …

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Cyber Liability: Data Breach Hits Premera Blue Cross

Cyber Liability in the Forefront in Wake of Healthcare Breaches

Just over a month since we learned of Anthem’s massiCyber Liability: Data Breach Hits Premera Blue Cross ve data breach affecting 80 million records, health insurer Premera Blue Cross has disclosed that an intrusion into its network may have resulted in the breach of financial and medical records of 11 million customers. The company learned of the attack back in late January and preliminary investigations show that …

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The Increasing Importance of Cyber Coverage for Medical Facilities

The Increasing Importance of Cyber Coverage for Medical FacilitiesThe U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently reached an agreement with two health care organizations over potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. New York and Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) agreed to pay $4.8 million due to failure in securing thousands of patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) held on their network. This was …

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