Oct 152018
 
Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History

From HHS/OCR, this record-setting announcement: Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules after a series of cyberattacks led […]

Oct 152018
 

Amitai Ziv reports: Serious security breaches in the website of Magen David Adom, also known as MDA, have led to the leaking of identifying information about patients, sensitive medical information, financial information and even information on organization volunteers. A so-called white hat hacker – who finds breaches to improve cybersecurity rather than to attack sites […]

Oct 152018
 

There’s an update to a case previously reported in February that I missed last month.  From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: A Latvian man was sentenced today in Minneapolis for participating in a lucrative “scareware” hacking scheme that targeted visitors to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of […]

Oct 152018
 

WNCT reports: The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority‘s internal computer system, including servers and personal computers, was hit by a ransomware attack Saturday. […] ONWASA began experiencing persistent virus attacks from a polymorphic malware known as EMOTET on October 4……..  At what ONWASA officials said may have been a timed event, the malware launched a […]

Oct 152018
 

Rachel Eddie reports: Kitchenware brand Neoflam Australia has mistakenly published its internal warranty records, exposing the private information of more than 7500 of its customers, The New Daily can reveal. A page under the brand’s website revealed the full name, age or age bracket, gender, phone number, home address and email of customers from between 2010 and […]