Hackers

Why hackers target healthcare

Why hackers target healthcare

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Skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers are among the most frequently pursued cyberattack targets, largely because the data stored in their computer systems has become a lucrative currency to hackers.

Also in the News for Thursday, February 26

AHCA members testify on Capitol Hill on health IT....DME vendor pleads guilty in $5M scheme ... Doc who illegally prescribed Oxycodone sentenced ... FBI moves closer to nailing Anthem hackers

Also in the news for Monday, February 9

Regulators OK lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries ... Anthem hackers suspected to have accessed personal information, including Social Security numbers ...15% of meaningful use Stage 2-eligible professionals have attested to the program's requirements, ONC says

Smartphone worm could put LTC facilities' data at risk

Smartphone worm could put LTC facilities' data at risk

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The proliferation of wireless devices and seemingly limitless supply of apps have advanced communications capabilities to wondrous new heights. But there is a dark side as well, typified by the vulnerabilities to cyber-attack and having vital information stolen by hackers that a research team at Syracuse University has found.

Nursing homes' security threatened by information posted to hacker website

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Documents posted to a file-sharing website could have been used to steal medical record and credit card information from three nursing homes in New York state, according to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal.