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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates

  • The FBI is reporting that pranksters are hacking into smart devices in the home, accessing the audio and video feeds from the devise (i.e. Alexa, smart TVs, etc.) and then contacting local law enforcement to report a fake crime
    • Hacker than watches the live footage of police response
    • This is called “swatting”
  • Ticketmaster Corp. of New York agreed to pay $10 million to resolve charges stemming from insider-caused breach.
    • Former employee Zeehsan Zaidi pled guilty to the incident
  • T-Mobile Corp., headquartered in Bellevue, WA, notified an unknown number of customers that their info may have been exposed after a cybersecurity incident.
  • Mednax, headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, notified over 1.2 million patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack.
  • Microsoft Corp., headquartered in Redmond, WA, notified an unknown number of customers that Russian government hackers gained access to potentially valuable source code.
  • Mattapan Community Health Center of Massachusetts notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack.
  • Eye Control Security is reporting that more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways and access point controllers contain a backdoor that can be accessed by hackers.
  • Prestera Center for Mental Health Services of West Virginia notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack.
  • Five Points Eye Care of Athens, Georgia notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack.
  • Apex Laboratory, headquartered in Farmingdale, NY, notified over 10,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack.
  • South Country Health Alliance of Owatonna, Minnesota notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after a email phishing attack.
  • Walmart Corp. is being sued for allegedly suffering a data breach, which supposedly resulted in customer info being posted on the Dark Web.
    • Walmart denies that it suffered a breach.
  • Wyndham Capital Mortgage, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is being sued by customers as a result of a data breach.
    • Allegedly an employee illegally emailed customer information to an unauthorized account
  • Five Points Eye Care of Athens, Georgia notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack.
  • GetSchooled, a charity headquartered in New York City, NY, and founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, WA, notified families of 900,000 children who info may have been exposed after data breach.
  • The City of Cornelia in Georgia is notified an unknown number of citizens that their info may have been exposed after ransomware attack.
  • Treasure Valley Community College of Ontario, Oregon notified an unknown number of students that their info may have been exposed after email phishing attack.
  • Roanoke College of Salem, Virginia notified an unknown number of students that their info may have been exposed after ransomware attack.
  • Sabre Hospitality Solutions, headquartered in Southlake, TX, agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle charges resulting from data breach that exposed info on 1.3 million customers.
  • Leon Medical Centers of Florida notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI may have been exposed after a ransomware attack.
  • Agency for Community Treatment Services of Tampa, Florida notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI may have been exposed after a ransomware attack.
  • 5th Avenue Theatre Inc. of Seattle, WA notified an unknown number of customers that their info may have been exposed after office was broken into and computers and backup tapes were stolen.
  • Riverside Community Care of Massachusetts notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI may have been exposed after ransomware attack.
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