The Indiana Attorney Generalís Office has launched an investigating into the recent breach suffered by Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, which resulted in the potential compromise of personal and medical information of nearly 5.5 million US citizens (1.5 million Indiana residents and 3.9 million people in other states).
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety communication warning healthcare facilities using the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System - a computerized pump made for delivering infusion therapy - that the device has several critical security vulnerabilities.
CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, has announced that they have suffered a breach in which the attackers gained access to one of their databases.
The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013.
The healthcare sector is ill-prepared for the new cyberage.
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