Slater Teague reports: Ballad Health says an employee has been fired for accessing patients’ records without an appropriate reason to do so. The health system says it learned of the data breach on May 28. According to Ballad, the former employee viewed patients’ records, accessing both demographic and clinical information. Read more on WJHL.
Steve Ragan reports: LabCorp, one of the largest clinical labs in the U.S., said the Samsam ransomware attack that forced their systems offline was contained quickly and didn’t result in a data breach. However, in the brief time between detection and mitigation, the ransomware was able to encrypt thousands of systems and several hundred production […]
Angus Grigg reports: Chinese phone company Huawei has been linked to a major data breach in Africa casting doubt on the company’s claim there is no evidence to back up national security concerns which could see it banned from the rollout of 5G networks in Australia. The revelations centre on an investigation by French newspaper […]
Amy Phillips reports: New England Dermatology, P.C., d/b/a New England Dermatology and Laser Center (“NEDLC”), is reporting that paper records containing health information of patients who were seen at their Northampton office during a period from approximately June 10, 2013 to May 23, 2018 were discarded without first being shredded. NEDLC self-reported the lapse in appropriate waste […]
Catalin Cimpanu reports: RoboCent, a Virginia Beach-based political robocall firm, has exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of US voters, according to the findings of a security researcher who stumbled upon the company’s database online. The researcher, Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security, says he discovered the data using a recently launched online service […]