Reminder: Millions compromised in data breaches

Reminder: Millions compromised in data breaches

The FBI Liaison Alert System released a flash almost two weeks ago describing an investigation at the agency that uncovered “malicious actors targeting healthcare related systems, perhaps for the purpose of obtaining Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII),” PublicIntelligence.Net posted.

The FBI has received the following information pertaining to a recent intrusion into a health care system that resulted in data exfiltration. Though the initial intrusion vector is unknown, we believe that a spear phish email message was used to deliver the initial malware. …

The Washington Post recently reported that healthcare data breaches reached up to 30 million individuals and the numbers are still growing. … When the Associated Press asked the Obama administration about the security system being used for and Medicare, the administration denied access to any information or documents stating “doing so could ‘potentially’ allow hackers to break into” the systems.

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