Tampa General Hospital is facing at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits filed in recent days following the nonprofit Florida healthcare provider's disclosure late last month of a data theft incident that affected 1.3 million patients and employees.
Police officers in Northern Ireland are sounding alarms over their personal safety after a data breach revealed the surnames and locations where they serve for nearly 10,000 police officers and staff. Experts warn this could lead to "their death or injury" at the hands of criminals or terrorists.
Colorado's Department of Higher Education is warning that it suffered a ransomware attack in June, in which attackers stole personal data on current and past students and teachers, dating from 2004 to 2020. While the state has yet to wrap its probe, the victim count could be massive.
A contractor that provides claims processing and other services says several of its community health plan customers - including 1.7 million members of the Oregon Health Plan - are victims of the zero-day MOVEit vulnerability, which has affected more than 500 organizations worldwide.
Public details have been scant so far from two medical care providers about recent major hacks that compromised the personal information of an unconfirmed number of patients. But that hasn't stopped the push by class action attorneys, who are already filing lawsuits.
A Tennessee-based cardiac care clinic is notifying more than 170,000 patients and others that hackers may have stolen their sensitive personal and medical information in a cyberattack detected in April. The Karakurt cybercrime group claimed credit for the hack a month later.
A security researcher recently found a database exposed to the internet containing sensitive information on independent school students and faculty including financial data, salary, professional details, health information and child abuse reports. The security lapse affected nearly 700,000 records.
A Florida hospital is notifying 1.2 million patients that their information was stolen by hackers in a cybersecurity incident that spanned for nearly three weeks in May as attackers tried to encrypt the entity's systems with ransomware. The hospital repelled the attack but couldn't stop the breach.
Many critical infrastructure sector organizations, especially smaller entities, will likely struggle to comply with an upcoming requirement to report cyber incidents to federal regulators within 72 hours - due to an assortment of reasons, said Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University.
How bad is the breach of the MOVEit zero-day to businesses, government agencies and their customers? The short answer is that the known fallout from the Clop ransomware group attack already looks bad and keeps getting worse as ongoing investigations add to the victim count of 20 million people.
Based on the 1,862 U.S. data breach notifications issued in the first half of this year, 2023 looks set to break multiple records, especially as more breaches come to light due to the Clop ransomware group exploiting a zero-day flaw in widely used MOVEit file transfer software.
Security experts say China-based hackers are "leading their peers in the deployment of zero-days" in the wake of another wide-ranging attack that abused a flaw in Microsoft Outlook and used forged authentication tokens to access email accounts of governments in the United States and Western Europe.
Information on up to 11 million patients of hospital chain HCA Healthcare is up for sale on a dark web forum. HCA Healthcare on Monday confirmed an incident involving data theft from an external location used to automate the formatting of email messages but said it is still investigating.
A security researcher discovered a Bangladesh government web portal that exposed the personal information of about 50 million citizens, including their birth registration records, phone numbers and national identity numbers. His efforts to notify the government of the security flaw went unanswered.
Hacking incidents, including those involving ransomware attacks or vendors, that affect tens of millions of individuals, continue to account for the majority of health data breaches reported to federal regulators so far this year. What are the other emerging breach trends?