Health Data

Indiana covered entities discover that their documents storage and secure destruction vendor dumped records improperly

I know the arguments against holding covered entities for auditing and monitoring their business associates periodically for compliance with any contracts, but when you don’t hold covered entities really accountable for checking that their vendors or business associates are living up to their contracts, stuff like this happens.  And it can go on for...

Canadian hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by cyberattacks fuelled by booming black market

CBC News reports: Canada’s health system is under siege from unrelenting cybercriminals trying to access patient information and other data, according to health-care professionals and cybersecurity experts who say hospitals and clinics are unable to cope with the growing threats. The problem has become so big that some are calling for Ottawa to impose national cybersecurity standards...

Security flaw in Qatar’s COVID-19 contact-tracing app ‘put 1m people’s sensitive data at risk’

From Amnesty USA: Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology. An investigation by Amnesty’s Security Lab discovered the critical weakness in the configuration of Qatar’s EHTERAZ contact tracing...

One down: Nathan Wyatt of thedarkoverlord agrees to plead guilty

A U.K. man extradited to the U.S. in December to stand trial for his role in thedarkoverlord (TDO) has agreed to plea guilty to resolve all charges against him. Nathan Francis Wyatt, also known as “Crafty Cockney,” has agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from his role in some of thedarkoverlord’s attacks on...