Unleashed Chaos: Dallas Ransomware Breach Unveils 30,253 Victims, HHS Puts Magnifying Glass on the Culprits!

To many people’s surprise, the vibrant city of Dallas has recently descended into chaos as it grapples with the aftermath of a treacherous ransomware attack. This assault has left no less than 30,253 innocent individuals vulnerable and exposed, their personal information compromised. Astonishingly, this number is an alarming surge of over 4,000 unsuspecting victims since the city's initial disclosure earlier last month. [...]

2023-09-07T16:13:23-04:00September 5th, 2023|

Eye Care Leaders Breach: Ransomware Attack Claims New Victims

In early December of 2021, Eye Care Leaders (Eye Care), an electronic medical record vendor supplying business associate services to eye care providers across the country, discovered it had incurred a data breach. The breach quickly disabled systems.  The intruder accessed compromised information, including name, address, phone numbers, health insurance information, and medical information related to eye care services - protected health [...]

2023-07-26T14:27:25-04:00June 29th, 2022|

Almost 2.6 Million Patients Sad as Smile Brands Breach Grows

A ransomware breach of Smile Brands that was first discovered in April 2021 now appears to have affected the protected health information (PHI) of at least 2,592,494 individuals according to an update filed with the Maine Attorney General’s office. Smiles Direct, an Irvine, California-based provider of support services for dental offices, discovered the breach on April 24, 2021, one day after cybercriminals [...]

2023-04-06T13:59:21-04:00May 2nd, 2022|

2022 Security and Compliance Tips, Threats, and Trends

As 2022 unfolds, the security and compliance threats to organizations and healthcare practices look a lot like a repeat of 2021: more ransomware threats, recycling old scams and finding new flaws to exploit.  Where should your focus be regarding 2022 security and compliance, and what are the best 2022 healthcare security tips to protect your organization?   2022 Security and Compliance Tips, [...]

2023-07-27T13:24:20-04:00February 28th, 2022|