AMCA parent company files for bankruptcy amid data breach fallout

The medical billing company has been on life support since its four largest clients cut ties after a breach.

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Medical infusion-pump system has two serious bugs, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The Alaris Gateway Workstation can be "bricked" by one attack, and another would allow hackers to reconfigure it or monitor what it does, researchers with CyberMDX say.

Quest Diagnostics pins breach affecting 11.9 million patients on debt collector

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

The unauthorized access occurred between August 1, 2018 and March 30, according to an SEC filing.

Patient PII exposed in leak of Pennsylvania-based rehab center records

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Patient names, their rehab care provider, and specific procedures they received were among the information sitting in the insecure database.

U.K. fines company that collected data from new moms, then sold it to Equifax

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Bounty UK collected information from new mothers, mothers-to-be, as well as the birth dates and genders of young children, according to the ICO.

Cyberattack at med-tech conglomerate Hoya slowed production at Thai factory by 60 percent

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Roughly 100 computers were infected with malicious software that stole user credentials, then tried to install a program that would co-opt those machines into mining for cryptocurrency.

German drug giant Bayer breached by Chinese hacking group Wicked Panda: report

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The pharmaceutical giant said it found malicious software on its computer networks last year.

Security flaw in Medtronic heart defibrillators is serious, DHS says, but don't panic

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The issue involves Conexus, Medtronic’s radio-frequency protocol that’s used for communication between medical technology such as defibrillators, home monitoring devices and other clinician programming tools.

What actually happens when a company examines third-party risk

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

More than zero-days or machine learning, this is what CISOs are constantly measuring on a day-to-day basis.

Security ills of health care sector draw senator's attention

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Hackers have haunted the industry for years, leveraging medical devices to steal valuable personal information or launch highly publicized ransomware attacks.

U. of Washington Medicine learned it exposed info on 974k people after a patient found their data on Google

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

The information in question become inaccessible on Dec. 4, 2018 “due to an internal human error,” the hospital system said.

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