Multiple Data Breaches Reported
Mar28

Multiple Data Breaches Reported

There has been a number of healthcare data breaches made known to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) during the past few weeks. At the AffordaCare Urgent Care Clinic in Texas a Maze Ransomware was identified. A report on DataBreaches.net revealed that the cybercriminals obtained 40GB of data prior to encrypting files. Some of the stolen data was published online when AffordaCare refused to pay the ransom. It is not yet known how...

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Data Breaches Reported at LifeSprk & University of Utah Health
Mar25

Data Breaches Reported at LifeSprk & University of Utah Health

LifeSprk is making contact with 9,000 of its account holder to make them aware that a portion of their protected health information may have been illegally accessed or stolen due to a November 2019 phishing attack. On January 17, 2020, the Minnesota-based senior care suppliers became aware that an unauthorized person had illegally accessed the email account of one of its staff members. The account was quickly made safeand a...

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COVID19 Pandemic Leads to Massive Increase in WHO Cyberattacks
Mar24

COVID19 Pandemic Leads to Massive Increase in WHO Cyberattacks

It has been revealed that the World Health Organization has suffered a surge in the number of hacking attempts on its databases in the last month as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chief Information Security Officer for the WHO, Flavio Aggio, released a statement that said number of fake WHO web pages have been discovered that were created to trick people into handing over personal information. The aim of the attack was to steal...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance on Telehealth & HIPAA Released by OCR
Mar19

Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance on Telehealth & HIPAA Released by OCR

After the announcement made by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights that enforcement of HIPAA compliance linked to the good faith provision of telehealth services for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has been relaxed, OCR has published guidance on telehealth and remote communications. Telehealth is what is known by the HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as “the use of electronic information and...

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HIPAA Compliance Achieved at SAR Technology Group Thanks to Compliancy Group
Mar10

HIPAA Compliance Achieved at SAR Technology Group Thanks to Compliancy Group

SAR Technology Group has been revealed as having achieved HIPAA compliance after completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process. The regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act see to it that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of healthcare data and safeguard the privacy of patients. Vendors that supply healthcare clients must ensure they...

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