[ISN] Hackers strike healthcare industry again

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hackers-hit-healthcare-industry-again By Erin McCann Managing Editor Healthcare IT News March 9, 2015 Think healthcare is not a target for cyberattacks? Think again. Following a pattern of increasing attack frequency, one Indiana-based hospital is the newest target, after hackers swiped the personal data of thousands. The 508-bed St. Mary’s Medical Center, part of Ascension Health, is notifying some 4,400 of its patients of a data breach following a cyberattack that occurred back in December. Hospital officials say on Dec. 3 they discovered hackers swiped employee email usernames and passwords. After shutting down the affected accounts, they determined those employee email accounts contained personal patient data of 4,400 individuals, including Social Security numbers, names, dates of birth, insurance information and health data. […]




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