Posted on March 1st, 2011 No comments
Following closely on the heels of its first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule fine, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has doled out a $1 million fine against Massachusetts General Hospital for a data breach involving 192 patients begin treated for infectious diseases.
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Mass General takes $1 million hit for losing 193 patient records
Posted on January 5th, 2011 No comments
The non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has compiled its final tally of reported US-based data breach incidents in 2010. With 662 reported breach events, it’s a nearly 33% increase over 2009.
Posted on December 24th, 2010 No comments
The Gawker data breach highlights how few companies employ passwords for security, and how many Web site users treat them as little more than a nuisance.
Schwartz On Security: Don't Get Hacked For the Holidays
Posted on December 17th, 2010 No comments
Ohio State revealed a data breach Wednesday that has jeopardized the identities of 760,000 people and could cost the university $4 million.
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Hacked: Data breach costly for Ohio State, victims of compromised info
Posted on December 8th, 2010 No comments
A significant number of IT professionals in a recent survey say that their companies are likely to be the target of a data breach over the next year.
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Enterprise Data Breaches: Ignorance Isn't Bliss
Posted on November 14th, 2010 No comments
The healthcare industry is spending an estimated $6 billion annually on data breaches of patient information, according to the latest benchmark study by Ponemon Institute. Protecting patient data is a low priority, the study concludes
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Hospitals 'struggling' to protect patient data
Indiana is suing health insurer WellPoint for $300,000 in damages from a data breach involving health care applicantsPosted on November 10th, 2010 No comments
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against insurance company WellPoint for delaying notification of a data breach to the AG’s office and to the more than 32,000 customers in Indiana affected.
Posted on October 18th, 2010 No comments
The University of North Florida has notified thousands of students that may have had their names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth compromised due to a data breach on a university computer server.
Posted on September 15th, 2010 No comments
Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is appealing a $250,000 fine for a delay in reporting a data breach that exposed patient data.
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California Hospital Appeals Security Breach Fine
Posted on September 13th, 2010 No comments
On August 19, 2010, the California Senate passed SB 1166, which would update California’s data breach notification law. The bill (then SB 20) was previously vetoed last October because, the governor said, there was no proof that the new measures would actually help consumers. Joe Simian (D-Palo Alto), who drafted the bill, said he was persuade…
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California breach notification bill sent back to governor