Category: Healthcare

Cyber attack hits Israeli hospitals

Computer breaches were reported at Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, and Poriya Medical Center in Tiberias. Computers in Israel’s health system were attacked yesterday. Computers of several hospitals, including Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, and Poriya Medical Center in Tiberias, were breached, Walla! reports. Shortly after the attack began, the Ministry of Heath …

Anthem settles a security breach lawsuit affecting 80M

Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to settle class-action lawsuits stemming from a 2015 cyberattack breach that may have affected the personal information of nearly 80 million customers, company officials said Monday. The settlement agreement, which needs to be approved in court, will end multidistrict class action litigation against the Indianapolis-based company. Anthem discovered …

Cybercriminals Blackmail Plastic Surgery Clinic with Stolen Photos

Cybercriminals who stole personal records and photos of patients from the data system of a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic – including those of national and foreign celebrities – have put them up for sale. The perpetrators put the Grožio Chirurgija data online, at a Dark Web website and are selling them for between €50 and …

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

HACKED MEDICAL DEVICES make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall. And St. Jude has spent months dealing with the fallout of vulnerabilities in some of the company’s defibrillators, …

Following the Cyber Attack – Britain spends 50 million pounds on improving security of NHS’s computer systems

Britain is spending around 50 million pounds ($64 million) on improving the security of the National Health Service’s computer systems and had warned the NHS it faced cyber threats, defense minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday. In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Fallon said the British government under Prime Minister Theresa May …

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. “It just felt like a gross violation of our rights,” said Shibly, a 23-year-old …

POMM at iNNOVEX2017 – Israel’s priemer event on technological innovation

Mr David Freidenberg, POMM CEO, at iNNOVEX2017, 8 Feb, 2017, Airport City. In recent years, Israel has gained global reputation as a major source for creativity and innovation. The ability to think different, create new technologies and overcome technological barriers helped Israeli high tech companies such as Amdocs, Elbit, Mellanox, Teva, Checkpoint and Nice Systems to become world …

FDA says St. Jude heart devices vulnerable to hacking

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a public safety notice confirming it is possible for a hacker to remotely compromise security in St. Jude’s wireless communication network and then secretly change commands in a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator while it’s still wired to a patient’s heart. The potential for such attacks was …

Visit POMM next week at CES 2017: Booth#22042 LVCC, South1

Visit POMM next week at CES 2017: Booth#22042  LVCC, South1 POMMTM offers the long awaited simple, patented solution that will allow you to keep private matters private whenever you use your smartphone! Very simply, POMMTM is a smartphone add-on device that allows its owner to store, download and deliver classified or personal data, such as …

Video on Alleged Medical Device Flaws Stirs Controversy

Investment firm Muddy Waters Capital and security research start-up MedSec Holdings are again stirring up controversy, this time by releasing a video spotlighting more alleged cybersecurity flaws in St. Jude Medical cardiac devices. Back in August, the investment firm issued a report saying it was placing a short-sell bet that St. Jude Medical’s stock price …