Oct 202018
 

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 […]

Oct 202018
 

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.

Oct 192018
 

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 […]