Ca: Riverside Health Care reports privacy breach was due to inappropriate access of EMR by a staff member

Press Release: Riverside Health Care recently concluded an investigation into a privacy breach that was the result of a staff member inappropriately accessing patient electronic medical records. The inappropriately accessed personal health information was not disclosed or otherwise used by the staff member. Steps were immediately taken to prevent further inappropriate access to personal...

FL: South Walton Fire District notifies patients of breach

On May 30, South Walton Fire District learned of unauthorized access to their network. Investigation revealed that patients’ potentially affected information included: names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, treatment dates, medical diagnostic and treatment information, and health insurance information for patients transported by or treated by SWFD. Local media reports those potentially at...

Community Health Network notifies patients of meta pixel breach

Community Health Network in Indiana has become the latest healthcare entity to notify patients that their protected health information was transmitted via trackers on their website from Google and Meta. Their FAQ page attempts to explain it in basic English and does a good job, but there’s no getting around this: Any individual who...

In: Ransomware suspected as AIIMS servers go down, trigger long waits

Soumya Pillai reports: A suspected ransomware attack hit servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday, leading to long waits for patients as registrations, sample processing and billing as computers went down. According to doctors, services for out-patient (OPD) and in-patient (IPD) departments were affected since 7am on Wednesday, halting...

HC3 Alert on Lorenz Ransomware

HC3 has issued an alert about Lorenz ransomware. Lorenz threat actors have been mentioned on DataBreaches’ site several times since 2021. In one case they attacked and exfiltrated data of 500,000 patients of Wolfe Clinic in Iowa, and they recently posted data from Salud Family Health in Colorado. Salud has not yet reported a...