Health Data

Anthem agrees to pay $39.5M in latest settlement over 2015 hacking

John Russell reports: Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay a group of states $39.5 million to settle claims the health insurer failed to safeguard its data, a breach that led to a massive computer hacking in 2015 that compromised the private information of 78.8 million customers and former customers. The Indianapolis-based company announced the...

The Cyber-Avengers Protecting Hospitals From Ransomware

Sonner Kehrt has an article on CTI that begins: It was early February when Ohad Zaidenberg first started noticing malicious emails and files disguised as information about Covid. He’s a cyber intelligence researcher based in Israel, and they were the sort of schemes he encountered all the time—benign-looking messages that trick people into giving someone...

Major U.S. hospital system hit by ransomware

Kevin Collier reports: A major hospital chain has been hit by what appears to be one of the largest medical cyberattacks in United States history. Computer systems for Universal Health Services, which has more than 400 locations, primarily in the U.S., began to fail over the weekend, and some hospitals have had to resort to...