health care


NY Health Provider Excellus Discloses Data Breach Dating to 2013

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a large health care provider in New York state, says it was hit by an attack that began in 2013 and wasn’t discovered until last month, resulting in the compromise of members’ personal information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, financial and account information. The company did not specify how many people potentially […]

Anthem Data Breach Could Affect Millions of Consumers

Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers. The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to […]


Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights have revised their list of healthcare information breaches over the past month to include 16 additional incidents, according to a GovInfoSecurity.com report.

The health care industry’s toothless tiger finally bared its teeth, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a $4.3 m fine to a Maryland health care provider for violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The action is the first monetary fine issued since the Act was passed in 1996. 

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