Health Data

FL: Tallahassee Memorial hospital victim of suspected ransomware attack

Peter Schorsch reports: Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is postponing all non-emergency patient procedures as officials manage an Information Technology security issue that occurred late Thursday night, according to a memo from the hospital. The IT security breach is a suspected ransomware attack, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Read more at Florida Politics. The...

FTC Enforcement Action to Bar GoodRx from Sharing Consumers’ Sensitive Health Info for Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission has taken enforcement action for the first time under its Health Breach Notification Rule against the telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc., for failing to notify consumers and others of its unauthorized disclosures of consumers’ personal health information to Facebook, Google, and other companies. In a first-of-its-kind...

In 2023, Resolve to Fix Your Organization’s Meta Pixel Problem

In 2023, Resolve to Fix Your Organization’s Meta Pixel Problem It’s time to be proactive about user privacy. Find out if you’re sending too much data to Facebook—or if you need to send data at all By: Maria Puertas and Simon Fondrie-Teitler We all use the internet to complete increasingly sensitive tasks: book doctor’s...

HC3: Analyst Note: Pro-Russian Hacktivist Group ‘KillNet’ Threat to HPH Sector

Pro-Russian Hacktivist Group ‘KillNet’ Threat to HPH Sector January 30, 2023 TLP:CLEAR Report: 202301301200 Executive Summary The hacktivist group ‘KillNet’—has targeted the U.S. healthcare industry in the past and is actively targeting the health and public health sector. The group is known to launch DDoS attacks and operates multiple public channels aimed at recruitment...

Ransomware attack on Appui Santé Nord Finistère locked files and deleted some archives

This sounds like a crippling #ransomware attack on the Association Appui Santé Nord Finistère. Translation of  part of the article reads: “Appui Santé Nord Finistère has personal health data, because of its activity which includes those of the Coordination Support System (DAC), the Cancer Coordination Center of Ponant (3C) and the Local Gerontological Information...

Atlantic General Hospital experiences ransomware event

Sarah Ash reports: Atlantic General Hospital experienced what’s being called a ransomware event Monday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson told 47 ABC that the cause of the disruption is being investigated. Network outages did occur but we’re told patient interruption was limited. The hospital Emergency Room is continuing to receive and treat patients and will...

Multiple Vulnerabilities Found In Healthcare Software OpenEMR

Alessandro Mascellino reports: Researchers have found three separate vulnerabilities in OpenEMR, an open-source software for electronic health records and medical practice management. Clean code experts at Sonar published an advisory Wednesday about the discovered flaws by security researcher Dennis Brinkrolf. Thanks to responsible disclosure, the vulnerabilities were addressed in October 2022. Anyone using OpenEMR should update to one of the...