NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

An outgoing NHS tech chief has defended the decision to merge his organization with a UK government-run unit, arguably diluting the statuary protection of patient data. Simon Bolton, interim chief executive of the soon-to-be-defunct NHS Digital, said the merger of Read More …

Ransomware gang threatens 1m-plus medical record leak

Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate cybercriminals continue to put medical clinics and hospitals firmly in their crosshairs. Daixin Team has taken credit for a September 1 assault on Texas-based OakBend Medical Center, causing a shutdown of the Read More …

Data breach at health care organization may affect 2 million

A digital attack on a Massachusetts-based health care organization may have compromised the personal information of as many as 2 million people, officials said. Shields Health Care Group Inc., which provides imaging and ambulatory surgical services at dozens of locations, Read More …

Telehealth: A New Frontier in Medicine and Security

Telehealth today doesn’t just involve chatting with a doctor via a video-conferencing application. It’s become an entire collection of rapidly developing technologies and products that includes specialized applications, wearable devices, implantable sensors, and cloud databases, many of which have only Read More …

Technology developed to track spread of coronavirus could be abused, privacy campaigner warns

A medical privacy campaigner says technology developed to track the spread of COVID-19 is a new form of surveillance that could be abused. Phil Booth, coordinator at MedConfidential, warned that increased monitoring of wastewater from sinks, drains and toilets, which Read More …

Sensitive information of 30k Florida healthcare workers exposed in unprotected database

More than 30,000 US healthcare workers’ personal information was recently exposed due to a non-password protected database, according to security researcher Jeremiah Fowler and a team of ethical hackers with Website Planet. Fowler discovered a database run by Gale Healthcare Read More …

On the Watch for Incident Response Capabilities in the Health Sector

The meetings of the CSIRT Network and the CyCLONe taking place these days in Ljubljana and online, have set the stage for the publication of the new report on CSIRT capabilities for increased efficiency of incident response tools and processes Read More …

Israeli hospital targeted by ransomware attack

The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera has been targeted by a ransomware attack that affected the computer systems of the hospital, the medical center announced on Wednesday. The attack occurred without any prior warning. Since the attack, the hospital Read More …

Alabama: Baby died because of ransomware attack on hospital

An Alabama baby was born with severe brain injury and eventually died due to botched care because her hospital was struggling with a ransomware attack, a lawsuit alleges. The filing is the first credible public claim that someone’s death was Read More …