Contra Costa County, Calif., has sent out notification letters to residents whose names were referenced in a public document posted to the county's website regarding debts owed to the Health Services Department.
It's a corporate account takeover scheme - with a twist. The scam involves money mules and distributed denial of service attacks. "This is an entirely different scenario," says Mike Smith of Akamai Technologies.
Physician group practices, many of which are adopting their first electronic health record system, need to make staff training on privacy and security issues a top priority, says Susan Turney, M.D., the new CEO at the Medical Group Management Association.
A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
In addition to the negative publicity associated with being included on the federal tally of major health information breaches, some organizations are experiencing yet another impact of breaches: class action lawsuits.
The ongoing delay in the release of final versions of HIPAA modifications and the HIPAA breach notification rule makes it more difficult for healthcare organizations to set information security investment priorities, says hospital privacy officer Kari Myrold.
Ongoing HIPAA compliance training is key to breach prevention, says Terrell Herzig of UAB Medicine. Yet many healthcare organizations are lacking in their efforts, according to results from the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Virtual Radiologic Professionals, LLC notified individuals about a stolen laptop taken from an employee's car. By corporate policy, the laptop's hard drive was supposed to be encrypted, but something went wrong.