LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hackers in 2017 were not too kind to the healthcare industry. The healthcare sector has emerged as one of the easiest targets for hacking due to its rather weak and obsolete security systems, leading to decreases in company profitability and the compromising of confidential patient related details.
In the past six months there have been some major healthcare data breaches which shook the medical fraternity. Here is Infiniti Research’s list of top five recent healthcare breaches:
1. ABCD Children’s Pediatrics
This attack resulted in the breaching of approximately 55,447 patients’ data. Investigators found that Dharma virus, a variant of the Crisis ransomware, had afflicted the files.
2. Harrisburg Gastroenterology
Harrisburg Gastroenterology noticed suspicious activity on their system March 2017, which resulted in compromising of 93,323 patient records. Critical diagnostic, clinical, as well as insurance information was compromised in this attack.
3. The National Health Service in England and Scotland
Hospitals under The National Health Service (NHS), became a victim of ransomware variant Wanna Decryptor. The ransomware has been termed as one of the most lethal ransomwares present in the dark web crippling the delivery of healthcare services in at least 16 organizations under the NHS.
4. Molina Healthcare
A major Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurer, Molina Healthcare, had to shut down its patient portal due to security flaws. The hackers got access to the medical claims of the patients through a simple change in the URL. Details like disease, diagnosis, and other medically critical patient information were compromised.
5. Airway Oxygen
In April, hackers gained access Airway Oxygen’s network and hacked it in a way that the employees were shut out from the system where the personal information of the patients was stored.
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