Health Data

SG: Public healthcare cluster NHG fined $6,000 for not securing personal data

Hariz Baharudin reports: Public healthcare cluster National Healthcare Group (NHG) has been fined $6,000 for failing to secure personal data – a year after another healthcare cluster, SingHealth, received a record fine after a breach in its database. Five other companies, including Safra and Creative Technology, have also been sanctioned over the past two months...

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

Zack Whittaker reports on a problem that has been documented and headlined, but continues to grow instead of shrink: …. Greenbone found 24 million patient exams storing more than 720 million medical images in September, which first unearthed the scale of the problem as reported by ProPublica. Two months later, the number of exposed servers had...

Hackers demand ransom payments from patients of Florida provider

MacKenzie Garrity reports: Patients of Richard Davis, MD, have reported that they have received ransom demands from a cybercriminal who threatens to release their public information if they don’t pay the demand. Dr. Davis is the owner of The Center for Facial Restoration in Miramar, Fla. In November, he discovered that his server had...

College Athlete Recruiting Software Exposed Students’ Medical Info, Grades

Joseph Cox reports: Front Rush, a technology company that provides services to college athletics programs, exposed a server containing more than 700,000 files to the open internet, including college athletes’ medical records, performance reports, driver licenses, and other personal information. Front Rush works with over 30,000 coaches and 9,500 teams according to its website. The...