Health Data

Nebraska hospital 80% recovered after November ransomware attack

Mackenzie Garrity reports: North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health is nearly recovered following a ransomware attack in November 2019 that encrypted the hospital’s computers, according to local NBC affiliate KNOP. Hospital officials say they are 80 percent finished with the recovery processes. Only thing left to recover is archived information, which hospital officials say is rarely used....

AZ: Cardiovascular Associates of Arizona reports office burglary

Cardiovascular Associates of Arizona has published a notice in the Arizona Silver Bullet. Dear Editor: We would like to inform our patients that somewhere over the weekend of 10/07-10/09 our office in Globe was broken into. Four laptops were stolen; each laptop was guarded with a PIN code and password to get on the...

SG: Public healthcare cluster NHG fined $6,000 for not securing personal data

Hariz Baharudin reports: Public healthcare cluster National Healthcare Group (NHG) has been fined $6,000 for failing to secure personal data – a year after another healthcare cluster, SingHealth, received a record fine after a breach in its database. Five other companies, including Safra and Creative Technology, have also been sanctioned over the past two months...