A senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee pledged to block Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh from serving as director of the National Security Agency until the agency says whether it is purchasing data on U.S. citizens from data brokers, including location data and web browsing history.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.
New York regulators are warning millions of individuals of identity theft risks involving a data theft at a medical transcriber that has now affected patients of at least two major healthcare groups, including Crouse Health and Northwell Health in the state. Lawsuits in the case are also piling up.
Federal regulators have smacked a New York medical center with an $80,000 penalty as part of a settlement for a HIPAA privacy breach involving the information of three patients that was exposed to a reporter and distributed nationally during press coverage in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Britain's privacy watchdog on Friday said it will continue fighting to impose a fine on Clearview AI for allegedly violating the privacy rights of Britons after a tribunal sided with the facial recognition company by vacating a 7.5 million-pound penalty.
The number of healthcare organizations and patients affected by a recent data theft at medical transcription firm Perry Johnson & Associates is expanding: The company now says the breach affected the sensitive information of about 9 million people.
A San Diego public hospital is diverting ambulances and patients to other facilities as it is dealing with a cyberattack this week. The medical center is the latest on a growing list of regional hospitals forced to suddenly shift patients to neighboring entities due to a cybersecurity crisis.
A panel of legal experts and technologists warned lawmakers that deepfake technologies were already causing security and privacy concerns across the country, particularly for women and minority communities, as research shows that current detection systems contain biases and high error rates.
The American Hospital Association, along with three other organizations, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services withdraw guidance issued last year warning that the use of online trackers by hospitals potentially violates HIPAA.
The Federal Trade Commission in an amended lawsuit complaint unsealed Friday details how Idaho-based data broker Kochava allegedly violated federal law by collecting and disclosing to third parties "enormous" amounts of geolocation and other sensitive information about consumers.
President Joe Biden's recent executive order on artificial intelligence could affect the healthcare sector in an assortment of ways, such as putting checks and balances on plans to promote AI innovation and wider use of AI - while also safeguarding against potential harms to patients.
Members of Congress don't agree on much these days. But a new bipartisan working group launched in the Senate on Thursday hopes to rally congressional support for potential legislation focused on improving the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare sector.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how Israeli tech companies are supporting the war effort, how the volume of ransomware attacks reached a record high in September and why retailer Costco faces privacy claims for its use of website tracking tools for online pharmacy customers.
Five regional hospitals in Ontario still have no access to patients' electronic health records and other critical data nearly two weeks after an attack on their shared IT services provider. Ransomware group Daixin Team claims it stole more than 5.6 million patient records in the attack.