[Weekly Security News] Critical Healthcare Data at Risk

[Weekly Security News] Critical Healthcare Data at Risk

[August 10, 2023]


1. Cyberattack disrupts hospital computer systems across US, hindering services

A cyberattack on US hospitals, originating at Prospect Medical Holdings in California, has disrupted medical services, forcing ER closures and ambulance diversions. Primary care remains closed as experts address the situation.

Source : The Guardian


2. Data breach exposes information on 1.7M Oregon Health Plan members

Personal data of nearly 1.7 million Oregon Health Plan members has been exposed due to a significant data breach involving a contractor called PH TECH. The breach was linked to vulnerabilities in the file transfer program MOVEit, and the exposed data includes various sensitive information such as names, dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses, and more

Source : Fierce Healthcare


3. Thousands of B.C. health-care workers’ information exposed in data breach

A major cyber attack in British Columbia has potentially exposed personal data of numerous health-care workers. The attack targeted websites managed by the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), affecting programs such as Health Match BC and the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Roughly 240,000 email addresses were compromised.

Source : Global News


Recent cyberattacks targeting healthcare infrastructure highlight the urgent need for enhanced security. Vulnerabilities exposed by incidents like the Prospect Medical Holdings breach and the Oregon Health Plan data exposure underscore the potential impact on patient care and data privacy. To address these threats, robust measures are crucial. Proper Access Control and multi-layer Authentication, bolster security by restricting access and requiring stringent authentication. This approach not only mitigates data breach risks but also ensures uninterrupted healthcare service delivery, strengthening the overall resilience of healthcare systems.

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