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Feds: PainMD’s abandoned medical records at risk of being burned, shredded

Brett Kelman reports: Federal and state prosecutors have asked a judge to halt the destruction of thousands of medical records abandoned by PainMD, a Nashville-area pain clinic company that shut down earlier this year in the midst of a fraud investigation. The medical records, which could be evidence against PainMD or important to former patients, are currently...

Are thedarkoverlord’s victims entitled to damages from Athens Orthopedic Clinic? Georgia Supreme Court to rule.

Bill Rankin reports: In the spring of 2016, a cyber thief calling himself the “Dark Overlord” hacked into the databases of a Clarke County medical clinic and emerged with the personal information of an estimated 200,000 patients. The Athens Orthopedic Clinic refused to pay the hacker’s ransom and advised current and former patients to...

Cancer research organizations are now the focus of Chinese hacking groups

Charlie Osborne reports: Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are honing in on cancer research institutes in recent cyberattacks in order to steal their work, researchers say. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and claimed the lives of 9.6 million individuals in 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one...