On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Banner Health announced the first potential mega breach of 2016. 3,700,000 patients were notified that their personal health information (PHI) might have been compromised by hackers. Patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, dates of service and social security numbers were part of the potentially compromised data. Per Banner Health’s press release, they learned that the cyberattacks might have started when hackers gained access to payment card data from cards used at various food and beverage
CynergisTek has heard from several hospitals across the nation of attempted malware attacks. Last month one incident in particular provided another example of the threat and there were some key things to learn from it.