NURSING HOMES ARE EXPOSED TO HACKER ATTACKS CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS FIND TROVE OF INFORMATION ON FILE-SHARING WEB SITE
By RACHAEL KING wsj.com February 18, 2014
Computer-security researchers have discovered on a website documents that could allow hackers easily to obtain electronic medical records and payment information from health-care providers.
The documents—found by two cybersecurity firms on a site commonly used by hackers—detail the type of equipment used in computer networks, the Internet addresses for computers and other devices, and the passwords to network firewalls run by health-care providers such as nursing homes, doctors’ offices and hospitals.
If such networks were accessed, cybercriminals easily could find personal details on individuals, security experts said. Such information could be used to sell credit-card data and medical information that could be used to commit insurance fraud.
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