Scammers target Health Records

News is circulating that the Virginia Department of Health Professions has had its online digital record databases cracked and deleted in a bid to extort a ransom… The site is used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse and is thought to contain more than 8 million patient records and 35 million prescriptions. Not only is a breach of this scale of serious concern to the millions of patients affected but it just might derail public eHealth initiatives across the USA.

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More indepth coverage of this can be found at The Washington Post and Chilmark Research.

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