Health Data

Hakbit ransomware campaign targeting specific European countries

Derek Kortepeter reports: Proofpoint researchers have published findings on a campaign involving the Hakbit ransomware. As their blog post states, the ransomware is being spread via spear-phishing emails targeted at individuals in “mid-level positions across the pharmaceutical, legal, financial, business service, retail, and healthcare sector.” The attacks, described as low-volume, are specifically targeting employees of organizations located...

Grays Harbor County Hospital Settlement

Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Washington suffered a ransomware attack in 2019. Despite their best efforts, not all data was recoverable. And not surprisingly in our litigious society, a lawsuit was filed against it. According to a proposed settlement announced this week, the lawsuit claims that Grays Harbor was responsible for the Data Incident...

UnityPoint Health Reaches $2.8M Settlement Over 2018 Data Breach

There’s an update to the litigation stemming from two UnityPoint Health phishing incidents that were discovered within months of each other in 2018.  Part of the lawsuit was thrown out in 2019, but negligence claims were allowed to go forward.  Not surprisingly, that seemed to result in a settlement. Jessica Davis reports:  Iowa Health...