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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...

NY: Albany Airport falls victim to cyber attack

WNYT reports: Albany International Airport was the subject of a cyber attack on Christmas day. LogicalNet, the authority’s Schenectady-based computer management provider, says its own network had been targeted and breached.  A virus entered the airport’s system through LogicalNet’s maintenance server and then overcame the airport’s anti-virus protection. Read more on WNYT Update:...

Man jailed for using data breach info leaks to claim over $12 million in IRS tax refunds

Charlie Osborne reports: A St. Louis resident has been sentenced to four years behind bars for stealing the identities of US citizens to file fraudulent tax return claims, made possible through data leaked in security incidents. Babatunde Olusegun Taiwo, alongside co-conspirators including Kevin Williams, used the personal identifying information (PII) of individuals leaked due...

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...