Friday, August 22, 2014

US patients' info hacked

Personal info of 4.5 million people held in computer systems of over 200 hospitals in 29 states administered by the Community Health Systems (2nd largest profitable health care system in the US)  was hacked. Hackers exploited what is called the Heartbeat flaw. The info taken can be used to apply for false ids and credit cards. Hackers hit in April and June. April was when the flaw was publicly announced, so they were organized, professional, and moved immediately. The FBI is involved. It is believed that China is the hacker. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28867113

Just following this story UPS has been hacked as well. Personal info in 29 states has been taken. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28879689

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