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Airway Oxygen hit by ransomware attack

July 5, 2017HME News Staff

WYOMING, Mich. - Airway Oxygen has experienced a ransomware attack affecting 500,000 individuals, according to the breach portal of the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services. In a notice to customers, Airway Oxygen said it learned that an unidentified criminal(s) had gained access to its technical infrastructure and installed ransomware to deny the company access to its own data. “We have no indication that any of your protected health information stored on...

Airway Oxygen, cyber security, data breach, ransomware


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Cyber attacks? Providers say they're armed

June 9, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A recent ransomware attack on healthcare organizations in more than a dozen countries served as reminder to HME providers of the importance of investing in cyber security.Unlike a typical computer attack, in which hackers steal data, a ransomware attack involves using malicious software to encrypt documents, images and other files, essentially holding them hostage until the victim pays to have them unlocked.“I like to think we've been vigilant all along,” said Chris...

cyber security, ransomware, Rob Duryea, VGM Forbin


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