Health Data

Humana sued in federal court over apparent data breach

Chris Larson reports: A Humana Inc. customer filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Louisville-based health insurance and health care provider. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, alleges that a company called Visionary Medical Systems Inc. mishandled sensitive patient data, exposing the data to...

Proposed Settlement in Nebraska Medicine Data Breach Lawsuit

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reports: A federal court has approved a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed in February against Nebraska Medicine in the wake of a 2020 malware attack and exfiltration of sensitive personal data and medical records of tens of thousands of individuals. Read more on GovInfoSecurity.

Au: NSW Health confirms data breached due to Accellion breach

Asha Barbaschow reports: “Following the NSW government’s advice earlier this year around a world-wide cyber attack that included NSW government agencies, NSW Health is notifying people whose data may have been accessed in the global Accellion cyber attack,” it said in a statement. The state entity said medical records in public hospitals were not...