Health Data

Lyons Companies Breach Notice

Lyons Companies issued a breach notification press release on August 23. Let’s skip the PR and cut to the chase, shall we? What Happened? On March 12, 2019, Lyons learned of unusual activity in an employee email account. It turned out two employee email accounts were accessed without authorization. One email account was subject to...

Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 6.8 million records

IANS reports: New Delhi: In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information. Without naming the website, FireEye said cyber criminals — mostly China-based — are directly selling data stolen from healthcare organisations...

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 While it’s been clear for some time that hackers have targeted the healthcare sector given many providers operate on outdated or unsupported systems,...

Alberta Health Services warns 7,000 patients their personal health information compromised in email hack

CBC News reports: Alberta Health Services is notifying about 7,000 patients that their health information may have been compromised when a physician’s Gmail account was hacked. The doctor working at the Richmond Road Diagnostic Centre in Calgary improperly used a private account to transmit health information, AHS said in a release on Thursday. Read...

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....