Hackers Targeting Healthcare with Financially Motivated Cyberattacks

Jessica Davis reports: Healthcare organizations are increasingly being targeted with financially motivated cyberattacks by hackers attempting to gain access to valuable patient records and others sensitive information, according to FireEye researchers. While it’s been clear for some time that hackers have targeted the healthcare sector given many providers operate on outdated or unsupported systems,...

Intel, Google, Microsoft, and others launch Confidential Computing Consortium for data security

Khari Johnson reports: Major tech companies including Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Red Hat today announced intent to form the Confidential Computing Consortium to improve security for data in use. Established by the Linux Foundation, the organization plans to bring together hardware vendors, developers, open source experts, and others to...

AU: Call for formal probe into Barwon Health privacy breach

Bay 93.9 reports: There are calls for an independent investigation after sensitive medical records were found on a Geelong street. The documents included data about dementia and mental health patients and contained information including names, conditions, medication, behaviours and even toileting habits. Barwon Health has apologised to residents and families involved in the breach....

Privacy Incident at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Neurology Department

August 22, Boston —  Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) is notifying approximately 9,900 individuals of a privacy incident involving MGH’s Department of Neurology in connection with some of its research programs. On June 24, 2019, MGH learned that an unauthorized third party had access to databases related to two computer applications used by researchers in...