Researchers from Project Insecurity unraveled the disturbing fact the millions of patient records were lying rather bare to attack from potential hackers. 18 grave vulnerabilities were discovered before OpenEMR tackled the issues.
LabCorp, the mammoth medical investigations company, is still recuperating from a major ransomware attack and, almost a week later, won’t reveal how the hackers got entry nor the number of servers that were hit.
The FoI request was sent by enterprise IT firm Intercity Technology to as many as 143 NHS trusts in England. Out of these, 80 responded, of which 25 reported outages across their IT systems during the period from January 2015 to February 2018.
Appthority, the mobile app security firm revealed that a security threat affecting more than 3,000 mobile apps exposes around 4 million protected health records such as prescription details and sensitive chat messages.
According to 94% of physicians and 90% of hospitals in the survey, reports suggest that mobile technology in the healthcare sector is enhancing patients' safety and results. On the other hand, 63% reported ongoing challenges with a buy-in of general mobile adoption strategies and related enterprise technology execution
MyHeritage helps users find their ancestry line, search historical records and build family trees in their service called MyHeritage DNA, launched in 2016. Other such sites providing the same services are 23andMe and Ancestry.com. The company users are asked to send saliva sample for genetic analysis and nearly 1.4 million customers have participated in the DNA test.
Serious security flaws were discovered in Philips, GE and Silex medical devices that, if exploited, could allow authorized access and let a hacker obtain elevated privileges, according to two separate U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT alerts issued this month.
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