Health Data

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

BBC reports: The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran’s government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government’s own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with Covid-19 symptoms up to 20 July, versus 14,405 reported by its health ministry. The number of people known...

Some Cub Pharmacies in Minnesota report breaches due to looters

Cub Pharmacies is the fourth chain I’ve seen that is reporting some theft of protected health information related to looters during protests in May.  But when you read the descriptions of these events — these not just protesters protesting. These people intentionally stole patient data and records.  For what political protest purpose?  None that...