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Old 09-09-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Wed Sep 9, 2015


Upstate New York health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday said its computer systems and those at affiliates had been breached, exposing data from more than 10 million members, in the latest case to show the industry is still struggling to ward off hackers.


The Rochester-based insurer said it and its affiliates had been the target of a sophisticated cyber attack and that it was taking steps to address the situation and offering free identity theft protection services to those affected.

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New York health insurer hacked, over 10 million members possibly affected | Reuters
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Oh goodie.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Lucky thing for us isn't it, that there is a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires all health care records to be computerized. No more paper folders for you!

This article is also appropriate reading on the subject of hacking of health care data -


More than 80% of Healthcare IT Leaders Say Their Systems Have Been Comromised

Aug 27, 2015

Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or other kind of cyberattack during the past two years, according to a survey by KPMG.

The 2015 KPMG Healtcare Cybersecurity Survey polled 223 CIOs, CTOs, chief security officers and chief compliance officers at healthcare providers and health plans.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised | Computerworld
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well well. I guess no security measures were mandated along with the EMR's.

Those old stand alone systems were connected and put on the net.
No built in security because the old systems didn't need them.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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I think those identity theft protection company are behind these hackings
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