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Dallas-based Omni Hotels announces data breach of 50,000 credit, debit cards

“Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts says it was the victim of a malware attack and data breach that impacted more than 50,000 customer credit and debit cards at 49 of the chain’s 60 locations. The data breach was detected on May 30, the company said.  The company said it did not notify consumers until it … Read more

Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

“One of the biggest current threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyber-attacks on electronic health information systems, such as through ransomware. The FBI has reported an increase in ransomware attacks and media have reported a number of ransomware attacks on hospitals.” CHECK … Read more

Incidents of Ransomware on the Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Organization

“Hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large businesses—these are just some of the entities impacted recently by ransomware, an insidious type of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them. The inability to access the important data these kinds of organizations keep … Read more

HHS: Most Ransomware Attacks Reportable Breaches

“But Does New Guidance Go Far Enough in Describing Reporting Requirements? Most ransomware attacks result in a breach of protected health information that must be reported under HIPAA, according to newly released federal ransomware guidance for healthcare entities and business associates.” CHECK OUT THE FULL ARTICLE >> Author: Marianne Kolbasuk McGee