Data breach

Healthcare Data Breach: What it Means for Companies and the Consumer?

Data and analytics today are playing a major role in the organization’s growth. Stakeholders in a business environment such as companies, investors, and individuals deal with some or other kind of data in their day-to-day life. The data is key to the business prediction that helps to analyze consumer behavior. Companies stores a large amount …

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Report: First half of 2021 sees massive spike in number of data breach victims

Provider organizations accounted for 73% of all data breaches reported to the HHS in the first six months of 2021, impacting about 22.7 million individuals overall, a new report shows. This represents a 185% jump in individuals affected compared to the same period last year.

Healthcare organizations need a data breach response plan

Healthcare data breaches are nothing new, but their size and frequency are increasing: CVS Health lost over a billion search records when a third party accidentally made an online database publicly accessible in March 2021. A ransomware data breach at prescription management vendor CaptureRx affected over a million patients at 17 healthcare providers in February …

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500,000+ Trinity Health patients affected in widespread Accellion data breach

Several healthcare entities that used Accellion’s file transfer software now find themselves the victims of a data breach, including Trinity Health. The software had vulnerabilities that were exploited by cybercriminals, resulting in the exposure of personal health information.

Data breaches at UPMC, Nebraska Medicine affect 250,000+ individuals

Providers are the most common targets for cyber criminals attacking the healthcare industry, and now, two major health systems have added their names to the list of recent data breach victims. The recently divulged information breaches affected 255,000 individuals.

5 big healthcare lawsuits of 2020

Some of the biggest legal stories of the year include patients attempting to mount a class action lawsuit against Mayo Clinic after an employee improperly viewed more than 1,600 health records and the Supreme Court hearing opening arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate.