Health Data

Ottawa Hospital apologizes to unvaccinated staff for privacy breach

CBC reports: The Ottawa Hospital has apologized to unvaccinated staff after an email was sent out offering a vaccine education session with each recipient’s name visible to others. The email was sent from one of the hospital’s software systems and recalled immediately, the hospital said in a statement emailed to CBC, adding all copies of the...

PA: Indian Creek Foundation Provides notification ransomware incident

Indian Creek Foundation provides services to 1,200 youth and adults with intellectual disabilities and Autism. The following is a press release they have issued: SOUDERTON, Pa., Sept. 13, 2021  — On February 6, 2021, ICF discovered that portions of its computer network were infected with malware that encrypted certain systems. ICF promptly took the affected...

NY: Rehabilitation Support Services notifies clients and employees of data breach

In July, DataBreaches.net reported that threat actors calling themself  “Grief” claimed to have attacked NY-based Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS), an agency that provides services to more than 3,000 individuals with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders each year. Grief claimed to have exfiltrated 4 GB of data from RSS, and offered some small proof of claim....

Th: Hospital hack prompts call for cooperation

Wassayos Ngamkham has some interesting follow-up reporting on the recent attack  on Phetchabun Hospital. That hospital  and Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital, both in Thailand, have been recently attacked, with the latter attack interfering with patient services. The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB)’s preliminary investigation reportedly: showed that a group of Indian hackers was behind...