New research suggests that your personal health information may be at higher risk of exposure in certain types of hospitals. But there are steps you can take to secure your info. You may never have considered whether your preferred hospital […]

Buyers and sellers on the digital underground are trading healthcare records databases for as much as $200,000, according to a report from Intel Security. And that’s at a discount. Cybercriminals are selling databases of stolen medical records at a discount […]

Hacker Takes Credit for Theft of Data on 655,000 Patients A hacker is reportedly selling on the dark web copies of databases stolen from three unidentified U.S. healthcare organizations containing data on 655,000 individuals for prices ranging from about $96,000 […]

One security expert estimates that one in three Americans had their personal health information exposed in 2015, a year that saw four of the five largest health network breaches in history. The largest health care privacy breach in Ohio occurred […]

Global cyberconflicts, more hacktivism and disruptions during the presidential campaign are some possible issues on the horizon in 2016. As the data breach landscape continues to evolve, companies must try to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to […]

HIPAA audits are coming, and a lot of unprepared providers are going to be caught with their pants down. The audit mandate, an extension of the HITECH Act, means that any provider subject to HIPAA standards is also subject to […]

Health insurance plans are indispensable. They allow us to get the care we need for less. However, in the data breach era we now live in, they also make us vulnerable to ID theft. Earlier in 2015, nearly 92 million […]

With the recent explosion of data breaches in the healthcare sector, it helps to take a look back at where we came from and how we got here. According to data Accenture collected from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

According to Experian, 42% of the major security/privacy breaches in 2014 related to healthcare organizations. In early 2015, three Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans suffered major security breaches which exposed close to 92 million consumer records. Patient medical identity […]

This is part 1 of a 4-part series on medical identity theft. With all of the healthcare data breaches this year, medical identity theft has become a major concern. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles by […]