On October 5, HHS received a HIPAA breach notification from the National Ambulatory Hernia Institute in California. According to the notification, the incident affected 15,974 patients. A notice prominently displayed on NAHI’s site explains that there was a ransomware incident on September 13. URGENT NOTICE – DATA BREACH SUSPECTED URGENT NOTICE: Our office has experienced a […]
WISH-TV reports: The Indiana National Guard revealed Thursday that a state, nonmilitary server with identifying information of its personnel was the subject of a ransomware attack. The Guard said in a news release from Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry: “As a result of this action we are in the process of notifying personnel that may be affected, […]
Dan Goodin reports: A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be damaging to the people who shared pictures and other highly intimate information on the online message boards. Included in the leaked file are (1) IP addresses that connected to the sites, (2) user passwords […]
AP reports: A Connecticut city has paid USD 2,000 to restore access to its computer system after a ransomware attack. West Haven officials said Thursday they paid the money to anonymous attackers through the digital currency bitcoin to unlock 23 servers and restore access to city data. Read more on Deccan Chronicle.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar reports: A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable […]