Analecta Cyber Company Blog: November 2016


Don't forget about paper records! Planned Parenthood Data Breach Affects 2K+ Patients

Some of the most recent cases of healthcare breaches include hacking incidents, hospital ransomware, unauthorized access and email disclosure errors. Sometimes it's hard to remember that paper records still have a role to play in patient privacy.

An Iowa-based healthcare center recently closed, leading to a data exposure affecting 2,506 patients. The data breach may have had affected patients treated between August 2008 and April 2015 when an unauthorized individual accessed their PHI after the practice closure and sale.

Android Malware Exaspy found Targeting Executives

Android Malware Exaspy found Targeting Executives
Researchers at Skycure Research Labs have identified a malicious Android application on a senior executive's mobile phone. The malware is disguised as a legitimate application and may be difficult to distinguish from other applications in the Android application store. Once installed the malware hides itself on the device by renaming itself "Google Services." Read on for capabilities, signatures and other artifacts.


13K Patients’ Data at Risk after Phishing Attack

Patients data at the Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts are believed to be at risks when a phishing emails were responded by 5 employees. About 13,000 patients’ personal data are potentially exposed in an unauthorized access attributed to email phishing scam.


Hospitals missing the fundamentals. Security budgets grow, but breaches continue.

Based on healthcare industry spending, budgets for cyber security have increased more than 50% since 2013, however, breaches continue.

Data breaches have continued to increase, more than 26% between 2013 and 2015. Hundreds of millions of records have been breached according to the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR).


Healthcare Data Move To Public Cloud

A move to put data into Public Clouds, 77 Percent of Healthcare Organizations concur.

A recent study showed that over half of the healthcare organizations have already relocated its 1st tier applications to cloud. However, the issue of security and system coordination resurfaced.