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Computer Theft Raises Health Data Security Concerns for 8K

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: November 2, 2017 in Industry News
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Recent cases of health data security incidents, some affecting PHI security, include device theft, and unauthorized employee access of patient data. Brevard Physician Associates announced on its website that it was burglarized on September 4, 2017, raising possible health data security concerns for 7,976 patients. The Melbourne,...

Ransomware Attack on Texas Clinic Affects 33k, Some Patient Records Lost

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News
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A ransomware attack on Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic in early August reportedly affected 33,638 patients, according to Information Management. On Aug. 3, a hacker launched a ransomware attack on the clinic's computer system, encrypting data on the clinic's servers. Rainbow Children's Clinic attempted to...

Weebly Data Breach Affects 43 Million Customers

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News
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Weebly, a San Francisco-based company that has allowed more than 40 million people create websites with since 2007; will start sending notification letters to all of their customers on Thursday, informing them of a data breach that occurred eight months ago. The breach, affecting 43,430,316 customers,...

Office of Civil Rights Hones in on Smaller HIPAA Breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 7, 2016 in Industry News
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), recently announced that it will redouble its efforts to investigate smaller breaches of Protected Health Information (“PHI”)...

2016 Data Breaches Running 10% Ahead of Last Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News
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The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 227 data breaches recorded through April 5, 2016, and that more than 6.2 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The total number of reported breaches...