7,000 medical records released after data breach
People are starting to notice the online vulnerabilities of the medical industry, and some are taking advantage of it.
At least 7,000 medical records from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York were compromised after a backup server was misconfigured and a hacker was able to access the data.
The server that was misconfigured was hosted by iHealth, a records management technology company in Kentucky. NBC news spoke to an iHealth representative who confirmed that on Tuesday, an unapproved person accessed the hospital’s data.
What could have prevented the leak
This is why security solutions like vendor risk management are so important. Data security journalist, Dissent Doe wrote about the leak and how frustrated she was that the medical industry isn’t taking data security seriously.
“It’s almost as if no one is listening to any of the researchers begging entities to secure their data,” Doe wrote.
Identity access management is a key way to discovering who could’ve been a part of the data breach, and it could also stop a breach from happening in the first place.