Tag Archives: Hackers

Hacker Uses His Powers for Good and Not Evil: HIMSS15 Demo of How to Hack into Healthcare Organizations

As we have seen more and more occurrences of data breaches into a myriad healthcare organizations recently (Anthem, anyone?), one hacker will be demonstrating some common ways hackers are breaking into healthcare organizations through some readily available hacking tools.  Read more here.

Weak Passwords are Easy to Remember but Can Wreak alot of Havoc: Lesson from Anthem Hack

News emerged late last week that Anthem, the nation’s second largest insurer, experienced a massive cyber security breach that potentially put records of their members and employees in the hands of hackers.  While it is unknown what kinds of information such as claims and other health related data was exposed, it was one of largest data breaches as of date.

Today, this article revealed the preliminary reason on why this occurred: weak password protection.  I know it’s a pain to try to keep up w/the myriad different password requirements by different systems and websites, this latest hack is a sobering reminder that most organizations big and small have some sort of vulnerability that those w/nefarious intentions are waiting to exploit.