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Fairchild Medical Center server was exposing patient information for 4.5 years until a security firm alerted them

Ugh. Fairchild Medical Center had a misconfigured server exposing PHI from December 16, 2015 until they were alerted to the problem in late July by an unnamed security company who discovered the exposure. Here’s their press release, below. Note that this does not (yet) appear on HHS’s breach tool. YREKA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —...

PA: Part of Delaware County Computer System Down After Attacked By Hackers

Chad Pradelli and Cheryl Mettendorf report: Cybercriminals have attacked the Delaware County, Pennsylvania government network and taken it hostage. The criminals are demanding $500,000 to free it up. Sources told Action News, the cybercriminals gained control of the network on Saturday encrypting files, including police reports, payroll, purchasing, and other databases. Prosecution evidence, however,...

Data Breach Cases: An Analysis of Standing and Best Causes of Action

Edward T. Kang writes: Despite the rules and security measures that many organizations put in place to protect the personal information of their clients or customers, sensitive information may still fall prey to hackers and other kinds of breaches. Those affected may seek counsel to aid in bringing suit to hold an entity liable...