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Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 12, 2017 in Industry News
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LONDON — Hackers using a tool stolen from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia.Hospitals in Britain appeared to be the...

Cybersecurity Attacks Hit 87% of Organizations in 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes  |  Published: April 13, 2017 in Survey
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April 12, 2017 - A majority of organizations reported that they were affected by a cybersecurity attack last year, with one in three saying that they had been hacked more than five times in the past 12 months, according to a recent Bitglass report.In response,...

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...

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”)...