Indiana Medical Records Service Pays $100,000 to Settle HIPAA Breach

Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) has paid $100,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has agreed take corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. MIE is an Indiana company that provides software and electronic medical record services …

Ransomware: Why It’s Getting Publicity and What to Do About It

Even though ransomware attacks decreased in 2018, they remain a major threat in the cybersecurity landscape. So much so, that ransomware was recently featured on 60 Minutes. The story primarily covers three major instances of ransomware, two that affected municipalities, and a third that targeted a hospital. All three were attacked in a way that encrypted every single one of …

Facebook Stores Passwords in Plain Text

Filer, ID, Release: March 22,2019. For Immediate Release Facebook is under more heavy scrutiny today. It was discovered that they have been unintentionally storing passwords in plain text for anywhere from 200-600 million users since 2012. According to Facebook, there was a bug in one of their system updates that flawed their current hashing process. The passwords were hashed in …