The prospect of medical research facilities facing the extensive danger of cyber-attacks during the COVID-19 global pandemic has been widely discussed over recent months. … Back in May, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of ongoing activity by APT …
health data security
Hell hath no fury like the cybersecurity community during a pandemic. … As Covid-19 continues to spread around the planet, malicious hackers are pumping out scams that prey on people’s fear. They are flooding health agencies with traffic to slow their systems and even attacking the central nervous system of the planet’s coronavirus response – …
Recent potential data breaches include a ransomware attack and a Medicaid security incident.
July 06, 2017 – On April 24, 2017, Family Tree Health Clinic discovered a ransomware attack potentially affecting PHI stored in its IT system, according to an online statement.
The Pennsylvania health clinic immediately restored its system data using backup to avoid paying a ransom to the offending hackers.
Once the system was restored, Family Tree immediately launched efforts to amend any security vulnerabilities and enlisted the help of local law enforcement and the FBI to conduct an investigation.