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Why Ransomware Attacks Are a Threat to Your Lab

  Have you and your lab management team noticed the major…

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New CISA Draft Rule Mandates Rapid Reporting of Cyberattacks

CEO SUMMARY: There is another federal rule that will require compliance by clinical labs. An agency of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security published a draft rule on April 4 that requires certain organizations—including hospitals, clinical labs, and pathology groups—to report, within 72 ho…

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Change Health Cyberattack Breaches PHI Here at TDR!

CEO SUMMARY: It was Feb. 21 when cybercriminals attacked Change Healthcare’s claims processing systems. On April 22, UnitedHealth Group issued a statement that PHI for “a substantial proportion of people in America” was breached. We believe the PHI of our employees and T…

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UnitedHealth Group Faces DOJ Antitrust Probe

CEO SUMMARY: Recent events have not been kind to UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries UnitedHealthcare and Optum. In February, just as UHG’s Change Healthcare division was hit with a major cyberattack that disrupted billions of dolla…

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March 18, 2024, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

In California last month, Quest Diagnostics entered into a settlement agreement with California Attorney General Rob Bonta and nine local district attorneys. KCRA News of Sacramento reported that the “settlement resolves allegations that the company unlawfully disposed of …

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European Lab’s Data Breach Has Lessons for U.S. Clinical Labs

IN WHAT COULD BE A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR CLINICAL LABORATORIES, a cybersecurity researcher has reported the discovery of a medical laboratory database that publicly exposed COVID-19 test records containing people’s personal data, including their names, passport numbers, appointment details, and test …

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Cyberattack Victims Sue Enzo Biochem and Labcorp

CEO SUMMARY: It’s the latest reminder that clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are at risk for two threats. One threat is a cyberattack that shuts down a lab’s IT system while stealing patient data. The other threat involves lawsui…

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Expert Lists Strategies to Cope with Cyber Attacks

CEO SUMMARY: Class action lawsuits filed by patients whose protected health information (PHI) was breached during a cyber attack may be one additional unwelcome consequence for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups hit by a ransomware or cyber attack. This is what happ…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Encryption, Ransomware

CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group in the United States. Experts recommend that all labs elevate the attention they pay to their incident response teams ta…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Ransomware Attacks

This is an excerpt of a 1,652-word article in the September 7, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to…

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