As health sector grapples with ransomware, a search for better incident data

The health care sector is trying to get a grip on ransomware. Better data could help.

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Chinese spies have their sights on cancer research

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

After China’s cancer rate surged in recent years, Chinese authorities went looking for an answer to the problem.

Premera Blue Cross settles state data breach investigations for $10 million

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The case is the latest example of how state attorneys are taking legal action following large-scale security incidents.

Researchers warn of critical vulnerability in GE anesthesia machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The research points to a broader problem of insecure firmware used in medical devices, according to CyberMDX.

Popular genetic-mapping software potentially exposed patients' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Analysts at Sandia National Laboratories discovered the flaw in the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner. A patch has been issued for the software.

FDA urges patients to ditch vulnerable insulin pumps built by Medtronic

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Medtronic equipment again is the subject of a cybersecurity warning from U.S. regulators.

AMCA parent company files for bankruptcy amid data breach fallout

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

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

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months 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 • 5 months 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 • 6 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 • 6 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.

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