Healthcare vulnerability to hackers

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    Intruders could exploit known gaps to steal patients’ records...
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    Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers say
    December 25,`12 - Government and business leaders in the United States and around the world are rushing to build better defenses - and prepare for the coming battles in the digital universe. To succeed, they must understand one of the most complex, man-made environments on Earth: cyberspace.
     
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    Mebbe is lil' kids hackin' Daddy Bush's emails whilst he was inna hospital?...
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    Kids 'using coding skills to hack' friends on games, expert says
    7 February 2013 - AVG's Tony Anscombe says children hacking games is still "theft"
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    Hacker exposes ex-US President George H W Bush emails
    8 February 2013 - George H W Bush was president from 1989-93
     
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    Clues given out by employees of companies being targeted by hackers are being used to gain access...
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    The Comment Group: The hackers hunting for clues about you
    11 February 2013 - If you had an email that looked like it was from your boss asking how your recent holiday went, would you open it? Most probably - and hackers know it.
     
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    Mebbe we should do like dey do in So. Africa...
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    Electronic Records Aid Hospitals, Patients
    March 15, 2013 - For all of the money Americans spend on health care, electronic medical records are still far from universal in the United States.
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    IRS facing class action suit for medical record breach
    March 14, 2013 - A HIPAA-covered entity of the Southern District of California announced today that it is suing 15 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents for “an unlawful search and seizure conducted on March 11, 2011.” Though the surrounding details of the health data breach and pending class action lawsuit are minimal, Courthousenews.com reports that IRS agents have been accused of improperly accessing and taking 10 million medical records, such as the personal health records of all California state judges.
     

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