data breach

Credit: Babylon Health

By Tammy Lovell 05:43 am June 10, 2020
London-based digital firm Babylon Health has admitted that a data breach occurred that allowed a patient to access recordings of another patient’s consultation via the GP at Hand app. The app, which has more than 2.3 million UK users, allows members to book medical appointments, access a triage chatbot and have consultations with NHS doctors via smartphone video call.  A Babylon spokesperson says...
By Laura Lovett 03:36 pm March 2, 2020
In mid-January an error in the Walgreens app led to the leak of customers' secure messages. Specifically, the error allowed customers to see each other's information, including personal data such as names and prescription drug information.  The company announced the breach late last week, assuring customers that following the breach it disabled the message viewing feature in the app “to prevent...
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By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm October 1, 2018
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a statement today unveiling the Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook — a document co-authored with the non-profit Mitre Corporation describing how healthcare delivery organizations can best prepare their medical devices and staff for a device security breach. The agency also announced the development of its...
user accounts of MyHeritage genealogy website breached
11:30 am June 6, 2018
Genealogy and DNA testing service site MyHeritage is notifying 92,283,889 users that their account information was compromised. According to the notice, a security researcher notified MyHeritage on June 4 after discovering a file containing user log-in and hashed password information on a private server not owned by the genealogy site. The site’s security reviewed the file and confirmed it...
By Jonah Comstock 01:31 pm December 15, 2016
A serious data breach at Quest Diagnostics that led to hackers accessing 34,000 people's health records was the faut of an unsecured mobile app, the company said in a statement. The company's MyQuest app, which is available for Apple and Android devices as well as the web, was the source of the breach. "On November 26, 2016 an unauthorized third party accessed the MyQuest by Care360 internet...