Health Data Breaches – Insider Data Trading?

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It seems like the majority of health data breaches I read about are via insiders with access to patient information systems stealing and selling their data.

Federal authorities say Sergei Kusyakov, who was involved with Metro Chiropractic and Wellness Center and City Lights Medical Center, illegally obtained private information about patients through Dale Munroe II and his wife, Katrina Munroe, who worked at Florida Hospital’s Celebration campus.

Authorities said Dale Munroe accessed more than 763,000 records for patients treated at various Florida

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NTLM 100% Broken Using Hashes Derived From Captures

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New submitter uCallHimDrJ0NES writes “Security researcher Mark Gamache has used Moxie Marlinspike’s Cloudcracker to derive hashes from captured NTLM handshakes, resulting in successful pass-the-hash attacks. It’s been going on for a long time, probably, but this is the first time a ‘white hat’ has researched and exposed the how-to details for us all to enjoy. ‘You might think that with all the papers and presentations, no one would be using NTLM…or, God forbid, LM. NTLMv2 has been around for quite some time. Surely, everyone is using it. Right? Wrong! According to the last data from the W3 Schools, 21% of computers are running XP, while NetMarketShare claims it is 39%. Unless someone has hardened these machines (no MS patches do this), these machines are sending LM and NTLM responses!’ Microsoft has posted a little guidance for those who need to turn off NTLM. Have fun explaining your new security project to your management, server admins!”

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Ruby On Rails SQL Injection Flaw Has Serious Real-Life Consequences

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vikingpower writes “As a previous Slashdot story already reported, Ruby on Rails was recently reported to suffer from a major SQL injection flaw. This has prompted the Dutch government to take the one and only national site for citizens’ digital identification offline (link in Dutch, Google translation to English). Here is the English-language placeholder page for the now-offline site. This means that 16 million Dutch citizens cannot authenticate themselves anymore with government instances, and that those same government instances can not communicate anything to those same citizens anymore.” Fixes were released, so it looks like it’s on their sysadmin team now.

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An Audible Data Privacy Breach

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RI labor dept. warns of possible privacy breach.

I think about data encryption, physical access controls to servers and such on a regular basis. But there are all kinds of formats via which data gets stored or communicated.  The Rhode Island Department of Labor recently had a data breach involving their call center.  Customers were able to hear conversations on other calls.  The department estimates fewer than 700 pe

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