Your Medical Health Care Data Breaches thanks to the Companies who do NOT Care.

Your Medical Health Care Data Breaches thanks to the Companies who do NOT Care.

Lawyers can bring Class Action Suits for Health Care Data Breach Victims

Where have they all been for the past 20 years!!!

Who will stand up like Ralph Nader did and take this on?

They used to be able to get away with hurting  you in hospitals without consequences but Jerome H. Ellis stood up and changed all that. Thanks to him you are protected.

 

Who is protecting the  citizens from these CEO Bone Heads?

How to protect yourself after Quest Diagnostics data breach

IDENTITY THEFT

REPORT IDENTITY FRAUD

Your Medical Health Care Data Breaches

DATA SSN  thanks to Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp breach thanks to Retrieval-Masters

Are you a victim of internet fraud and want to prevent it from happening again?

Does your insurance company force you to use Quest Diagnostics and / or Labcorp for your blood work well they could care less about your privacy. They farmed out collecting your money to a hated collection agency called Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau.

Quest Diagnostics, may have revealed 11.9 million patients’ medical and financial information. Exposed information does not include lab test results, but may include financial records, Social Security numbers, and medical information.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Call Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.
Freeze and unfreeze your credit for free Freezing your credit puts you in control.
Prevents lenders from checking your credit, which in turn would make it more difficult for someone to use your personal information to open a new line of credit in your name.

AMCA Files for Bankruptcy Following Data Breach
https://www.securityweek.com/amca-files-bankruptcy-following-data-breach

The bankruptcy filing may also be something of a preemptive strike: Retrieval-Masters is already facing at least three class-action lawsuits from plaintiffs in New York and California. Chapter 11 is a form of bankruptcy that gives organizations time to restructure their debts and assets. Court documents show that Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau has between 100 and 199 creditors, and liabilities ranging between $1 million and $10 million. A copy of the bankruptcy filing is available here (PDF).

Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp,
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/06/labcorp-7-7m-consumers-hit-in-collections-firm-breach/
filed 8-K forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Russell Fuchs, CEO and founder of Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, revealed that the breach was discovered in March 2019 after learning that many payment cards used on the company’s web portal had been used for fraudulent charges. An investigation revealed that hackers had access to AMCA systems since as early as August 2018.

Quest said the incident impacted nearly 12 million of its patients, while LabCorp said the breach affected roughly 7.7 million of its customers.

It was later revealed that over 422,000 patients of BioReference Laboratories, half a million patients of CareCentrix, and an unspecified number of Sunrise Laboratories customers were also impacted by the breach.

Several class action lawsuits have been filed against AMCA and the other companies caught in the breach.

Quest Diagnostics Breach used  American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA),

AMCA owns Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau http://retrievalmasters.com/
4 Westchester Plaza, Suite 100
Elmsford, NY
United States – 10523
+1 844 505 3328
+1 914 992 8935
https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/retrieval-masters-creditors-bureau-elmsford-new-york-c219931.html

Alternate Business Name
Retrieval Masters
American Medical Collection Agency
RMCB

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  1. Scumbags can program vulnerable MedTronic insulin pumps over the air to murder diabetics – insecure kit recalled https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/28/medtronic_insulin_pump_recall/

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    Scumbags can program vulnerable MedTronic insulin pumps over the air to murder diabetics – insecure kit recalled
    Not a particularly sweet ending to the week
    By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco 28 Jun 2019 at 21:35
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    A doctor and patient using an insulin pump

    Health implant maker MedTronic is recalling some of its insulin pumps following the discovery of security vulnerabilities in the equipment that can be exploited over the air to hijack them.

    Specifically, the manufacturer is recalling its MiniMed 508 and Paradigm insulin pumps, along with the CareLink USB control hub and some blood glucose monitoring devices used with the at-risk gear. America’s medical drug watchdog the FDA also issued an alert this week over the holes, which can be leveraged by nearby hackers to execute commands on the pumps.

    These commands can, for instance, tell the pump to inject too much insulin, causing the patient to suffer hypoglycemia and pass out or enter a seizure, or too little insulin and cause the patient to develop serious life-threatening ketoacidosis. It’s a bizarre way to kill someone right by you, of course, when hitting them over the head with a wrench will do it, but you never know.
    Don’t have a heart attack but your implanted defibrillator can be hacked over the air (by someone who really wants you dead)
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    Medtronic said the recall is voluntary, and has offered patients who send in their pumps replacement equipment: the newer MiniMed 670G models that do not suffer from the vulnerability, dubbed CVE-2019-10964. Those who cannot obtain a new pump for whatever reason are advised to avoid connecting their pump to any non-Medtronic devices and to unplug the CareLink USB device when not in use.

  2. Code Responsible for Equifax Breach Downloaded 21 Million Times Last Year 2018

    Digital adversaries are increasingly targeting the supply chain for open source software to gain covert access to government and industry networks, according to a recent report.

    That said, the number of breaches tied to open source software is falling as organizations get smarter about their IT development practices, security researchers found.

    The popularity of open source software has skyrocketed in recent years as developers are expected to churn out more fresh tech in less time. In its fifth annual State of the Software Supply Chain report, researchers at Sonatype said the number of weekly downloads of the popular open source software package Java nearly tripled in 2018, from 3.5 billion to 10 billion.

    But as virtually every organization comes to rely on crowdsourced code to run their tech, they also face more potential cybersecurity risks. Many open source components contain vulnerabilities, and if groups aren’t careful they could unknowingly install compromised software.

    […]

  3. Report: Code Responsible for Equifax Breach Downloaded 21 Million Times Last Year 2018
    June 26, 2019 05:17 PM ET
    The situation highlights the challenge of securing open source software, which underlies virtually every IT system in government.
    Digital adversaries are increasingly targeting the supply chain for open source software to gain covert access to government and industry networks, according to a recent report.

    That said, the number of breaches tied to open source software is falling as organizations get smarter about their IT development practices, security researchers found.

    The popularity of open source software has skyrocketed in recent years as developers are expected to churn out more fresh tech in less time. In its fifth annual State of the Software Supply Chain report, researchers at Sonatype said the number of weekly downloads of the popular open source software package Java nearly tripled in 2018, from 3.5 billion to 10 billion.

    But as virtually every organization comes to rely on crowdsourced code to run their tech, they also face more potential cybersecurity risks. Many open source components contain vulnerabilities, and if groups aren’t careful they could unknowingly install compromised software.

    More than 10 percent of the individual Java components roughly half of the JavaScript packages developers downloaded last year contained known vulnerabilities, but many organizations are unaware about the potential risks, researchers said in the report. They found compromised Apache Struts software, which was the epicenter of the massive 2017 Equifax breach, was downloaded more than 21 million times between January and November 2018, even though the bug was announced in March 2017.

    If compromised software is installed in an organization’s IT, they can mitigate the risks by frequently installing patches, but that’s something many government agencies struggle to do.

    Despite the potential risks, researchers found the total number of breaches stemming from open source software is on the decline. Roughly a quarter of respondents to a 2019 Sonatype survey said their organization experienced a breach related to open source software, down from 31 percent in 2018.

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