Despite the minimal impact of this particular attack, in which cybercriminals flood an organization’s servers with data—including data from Internet of Things-connected devices—healthcare security experts warned that many health IT systems are vulnerable to future threats.
Providers are facing an increasing number of attempts to compromise data, and often fall prey to these attempts, according to a recent survey.
The personal information of an estimated 80 million people has been compromised in a cyber attack on the information systems of insurance giant Anthem Inc., the country’s second largest insurer. Sources say the information stored on Anthem’s databases was not encrypted.
Sony employees have been notified in a letter from company management that their HIPAA-protected personal information may have been compromised as a result of a recent cyber attack.
The healthcare industry’s late-to-the-party approach to cybersecurity renders patients’ and providers’ protected health information (PHI) vulnerable to data terrorists, healthcare security experts warn.