DNA testing companies are collecting millions of DNA samples that include personal health information (PHI) and turning around to sell it to research and pharmaceutical companies. Consumers need to weigh the privacy risks and decide if these DNA testing companies have a heart of gold or are just looking for one.
Medical companies affected by AMCA healthcare data breach have begun alerting investors and shareholders which may cause them to lose tens of millions of dollars in stock market valuation.
Do we need to protect the privacy of the deceased? Let’s look at the two kingpins of privacy regulation mentioned earlier – HIPAA and GDPR. We then take a brief view at a few of the literally hundreds of other personal information protection laws with regard to if and how they relate to the protection of the deceased.
WHO was hit by a cyber espionage attempt with more than double the usual number of cyber attacks including an attempt to set up a fraudulent site to compromise internal email system.
As authorities push for more tracking, more surveillance to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, where do we draw the line to ensure that civil liberties are not eroded?
U.S. face cyber challenges amidst the pandemic with a DDoS attack on Federal health agency and an ongoing disinformation campaign that sows fear and confusion in the public.
Several cybercrime gangs, including ransomware Maze and DoppelPaymer, have promised to halt their attacks on healthcare organizations during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.