A top HIPAA-enforcement priority for regulators is cracking down on entities that disclose patient information to third parties without permission through the use of website tracking codes, says Melanie Fontes Rainer, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
Vendors should be more transparent and faster in communicating when they experience a breach or other security incident that affect clients' data, says Anahi Santiago, CISO at ChristianaCare. "Sometimes we find out about these incidents through our third-party monitoring systems," she said.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents and breaches around the world. This week, we check in on a breach at a law firm that does work for Uber, Dutch software maker Nebu, the latest in Oakland, California, and more. Oh, are Western Digital cloud services still down? Yes.
A West Virginia hospital will soon begin notifying patients and employees affected by ransomware attackers who leaked data on the dark web. Hackers encrypted a handful of servers hosting historic "institutional data," including budget documents, cost reports and payments to vendors.
A Florida-based community healthcare system has begun notifying about 20,000 individuals whose information was compromised in a data security incident that prompted the organization to operate under its IT downtime procedures, including diverting some emergency patients, for two weeks in February.
The parent company of subprime lender TitleMax says hackers made off with the Social Security numbers and financial account information of up to nearly 5 million individuals. The company notified the FBI and "believes the incident has been contained." Hackers stole information over an 11-day period.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended the cybercrime ecosystem, a lawsuit against a U.S. cardiovascular clinic that seeks a long list of security improvements, and the latest endpoint protection technology trends in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
This week's roundup of cybersecurity incidents around the world includes attacks on luxury car manufacturer Ferrari, the Indian health system and a Dutch maritime logistics company. Other data breach incidents involve the NBA, Lionsgate, the city of Oakland, McDonald's and Samsung.
Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.
Federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of the criminal underground forum BreachForums, tracing him to a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. FBI agents say Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a resident of Peekskill, confessed to being "Pompompurin."
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how the Silicon Valley Bank crash will affect innovation in the cybersecurity space, why the SEC fined cloud provider Blackbaud $3 million for its "erroneous" breach details, and why the feds fined a web hosting firm in a kids' insurance site hack.
Emergency medical device provider Zoll Medical Corp. is notifying more than 1 million individuals, including employees, as well as patients and former patients who used its LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator, of a hacking incident that compromised their personal information.
A provider of online mental health services is notifying nearly 3.2 million people that the company used website tracking tools to share sensitive patient information with third parties including Facebook, Google and TikTok - without the individuals' consent.
President Joe Biden's budget request for fiscal 2024 includes a big proposed boost for the federal office charged with enforcing privacy and security within the healthcare industry. The proposal asks for $78 million in appropriations for the Office of Civil Rights.
In this week's roundup: an incident affecting News Corp and ransomware at Dish Network, Washington's Pierce Transit and the U.S. Marshals Service. Also: a DDoS attack on Danish hospitals from a threat actor that isn't what it claims and a bit of good news about a ransomware decryptor.