Health Data

French Regulator Lambasts Health Firms Over Mass Data Leak

Helene Fouquet reports: France’s privacy watchdog said it’s investigating the leak of sensitive health data on half a million people and said the companies involved could face heavy penalties if they don’t come forward with details of the breaches. The leaks were of “particularly significant magnitude and severity,” the CNIL said in a statement. Hackers may...

Insider Cloud Data Theft Plagues Healthcare Sector

Phil Muncaster reports: Over a third (35%) of global healthcare organizations suffered cloud data theft by malicious insiders last year, according to data from Netwrix. The findings come from the security vendor’s 2021 Netwrix Cloud Data Security Report, based on interviews with 937 IT professionals around the world. It claimed that while insider theft was...

MI: Covenant HealthCare reports data breach through employee emails

Stephen Borowy reports that Covenant HealthCare has been notifying an undisclosed number of patients about a data breach that occurred last May 4 when threat actor(s) accessed two employee email accounts. According to a forensics investigation and document review, the hospital learned on Dec. 21 that the impacted email accounts were accessed on May...

Arch Family Dentistry Office Managers Charged with Healthcare Fraud

HAMMOND- Justyn Arch, age 34, and Trystan Arch, age 31 both of Valparaiso, Indiana were charged with healthcare fraud by way of a single count Grand Jury Indictment which was unsealed today, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Gary T. Bell. According to documents in this case, Arch Complete Family Dentistry, with offices located in Chesterton,...