21st Century Oncology was notified by the FBI in November 2015 that a third party may have gained access to a 21st Century database. A forensic firm confirmed what the FBI suspected, noting that a possible 2.2 million patients’ names, Social Security numbers, physicians’ names, diagnosis and treatment information, and insurance information was obtained.
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is in the midst of what is is describing as an ‘internal emergency.’ Staff have been locked out of computer systems for over a week now as hackers demand 9,000 bitcoin. The FBI, the LAPD and a cyber forensic team are investigating the ransomware attack.
The new Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) study, BSIMM6, found healthcare organizations scored much lower than their counterparts in the financial services, independent software vendor and consumer electronics industries, when it comes to internal software security programs and practices.
The popular health insurer has announced a potential 10.5 million individuals were exposed in a cyber-attack that began a year and a half ago. The hack was only discovered after Excellus hired an independent firm to conduct an assessment of its IT systems.