Health Data

UK: "No one to blame" for patient info leak

Tomasz Johnson reports in the Hendon Times: Investigations into how confidential patient records were found in a Potters Bar road have failed to attribute blame for the security breach. Details of serious illnesses and outpatient forms belonging to patients at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital and London Ambulance Service ended up strewn...

Hacking Medical Devices (update 1)

Bruce Schneier writes about recent news stories concerning hacking medical devices: Okay, so this could be big news: But a team of computer security researchers plans to report Wednesday that it had been able to gain wireless access to a combination heart defibrillator and pacemaker.They were able to reprogram it to shut down and...