Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 11:29 AM EST Mar 7, 2019 A late September malware attack at Detroit-based Wolverine Solutions Group, a contractor that provides mailing and other services for hospitals and health care companies, may have compromised the personal and medical information of hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Among the companies whose customers already have gotten notification of the security breach are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Health Alliance Plan; McLaren Health Care, Three Rivers Health in southwestern Michigan; North Ottawa Community Health System in Grand Haven, and at least two hospitals in northwestern Pennsylvania: Warren General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Kane. But the true depth and scale of the security breach has yet to be fully revealed, company President Darryl English said Wednesday, noting that an investigation continues. Some people whose … [Read more...] about Data breach grows to hundreds of thousands of medical patients
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Minneapolis attorney Nadeem Schwen was a computer whiz before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, so he is right in his element when it comes to data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Schwen, who holds a computer engineering degree from Ohio State University, deftly blends those talents in his work with Minneapolis law firm Winthrop & Weinstine as he advises and represents clients on data privacy, security and other areas of focus. Data privacy is a hot topic in the wake of the recent “Collection #1” data breach, which was discovered in January and affected more than 770 million unique email addresses and 21 million passwords. The public data breach, one of the biggest in history, is five times larger than the Equifax breach of 2017, Schwen noted. In an interview with Finance & Commerce, Schwen talked about the data breach and what it means for commercial real estate, construction and related businesses. The interview was edited … [Read more...] about Q & A: Attorney dishes on hacking, data breaches
Last Updated Nov 30, 2018 11:49 AM EST Marriott has disclosed a massive data breach for about 500 million guests who booked reservations at its Starwood properties. The number of people involved in the hacked reservation database makes it one of the largest ever cyberattacks on a company.The hotel giant said in a statement that it discovered "unauthorized access" to the database dating back to 2014. The hacker had copied and encrypted information and "took steps toward removing it," Marriott said. The hack impacts up to 500 million guests who made reservations at a Starwood hotel, which includes Sheraton and Westin hotels. For about 327 million of that number, the compromised information includes data such as names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date and communication preferences. "This is one of the most significant data … [Read more...] about Marriott data breach hits 500 million guests – here’s what the hackers got
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By Jenny Deam Published 12:08 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: Aker Imaging, Houston Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in civil penalty to the federal Office of Civil Rights for HIPAA violations stemming from data breaches in 2012 and 2013. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in civil penalty to the federal Office of Civil Rights for HIPAA violations stemming from data breaches in 2012 and 2013. Photo: Aker Imaging, Houston MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million penalty for data breach 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A federal judge imposed a $4.3 million fine against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for failing to secure health records which led to the possible compromise of health records of 35,000 … [Read more...] about MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million penalty for data breach