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Cyber Attack Halts Radiation Treatment By Oahu Cancer Center

Eleni Gill reports: A cyber security breach temporarily halted cancer radiation treatment services at The Cancer Center of Hawaii on Oahu, the center acknowledged today. The company, which conducts radiation treatment for cancer patients at two locations — Pali Momi Medical Center and St. Francis’ hospital campus in Liliha — confirmed Tuesday it experienced a computer...

Months after notifying patients of a leak, Medico issues press release

In July, DataBreaches.net reported on a leak it had discovered in June. On September 17, Medico of South Carolina reported a breach to HHS that reportedly impacted 6,489 patients. On December 11, they issued a press release that appears to be related to the same incident.   Medico of South Carolina “(Medico”) is a medical billing...

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center notifying patients; employee email accounts had been hacked in March

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Wyoming has posted a data security incident notice on its website. According to the notice, on or about April 5, 2019, CRMC became aware of suspicious activity related to certain employee payroll accounts and launched an investigation. They ultimately determined that some CRMC employee accounts were accessed without authorization...

Months-Long Privacy Breach Involving Meal Tray Tickets at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital: DPH

Bay City News reports: The San Francisco Department of Public Health announced Tuesday a privacy breach at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital involving patients’ meal tray tickets that were improperly disposed into regular garbage bins. The tickets, which contained patients’ full names, birth month and day, bed/unit location at the hospital, diet information and...

Hairmyres Hospital creep facing jail over data protection breach

East Kilbride News reports: A Hairmyres Hospital worker chatted up patients after breaching data protection rules to get contact details from their medical records. Andrew Stewart had access to patient files at two different medical facilities, and allegedly misused his access privileges to obtain contact data on female patients whom he would then contact....