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Singapore Data Leak of Records of 14,200 HIV Patients Blamed on U.S. Citizen

Records of as many as 14,200 people with HIV and their 2,400 contacts have been “illegally disclosed online”, Singapore’s health ministry said in a statement, marking the second cyber attack the city-state has suffered in a year. The HIV-registry data …

Health Insurer CareFirst Says Cyberattack Stole Data of 1.1M Users

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which sells health insurance in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, said on Wednesday that a cyberattack compromised the data of 1.1 million current and former members. CareFirst, which has a total of 3.4 million customers, …

Study Reveals Extent, Nature of Health Data Breaches

Between 2010 and 2013, there were more than 900 data breaches of protected health information affecting at least 500 individuals, with most of them resulting from overt criminal activity, according to a study in the April 14 issue of the …