Protenus, a health analytics company, reports that hackers and other bad players have violated 32 million patient records in the first six months of 2019. This is twice as many as the total number of violations in 2018.
According to Protenus, 60 percent of the violations during these six months were committed by hackers and a total of three million patient records were stolen by hospital insiders.
Hackers attacked a medical debt collection agency and stole patient records for 20 million people as the most important breach of security. This stolen data was offered for sale on the dark internet.
Unfortunately, nobody can prevent someone from stealing your data from a hospital or doctor's office. Ultimately, it is up to the institutions to implement better security. The best thing you can do right now is to freeze your balance. You may want to consider freezing, even if you are the last person on Earth whose data has not been stolen. [Engadget]
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In other news:
- Lyft has subsequently released 1,000 e-bikes two fires taken from service: Two Lyft e-bikes caught fire as they lay in their docks in San Francisco. Considering the nightmare of riding a bicycle that catches fire, Lyft has deliberately decided to decommission his e-bikes while investigating what has happened. [Gizmodo]
- Google is actively testing a new Play Pass subscription service: App store subscriptions are in preparation. Apple is working on an Arcade subscription service and Google is testing the waters with a Play Pass subscription. Screenshots show you accessing hundreds of apps and games for $ 5 a month. [Android Police]
- Alexa may answer more complicated questions in the future: Amazon is working to make Alexa smarter. These include complicated questions such as, "Which Nolan films won an Oscar but missed a Golden Globe?" The process is complicated as Alexa has to find out that you mean Christopher Nolan, find and then compare his Oscars and Golden Globes awards and contrast this information. But Amazon says it has figured out the process. Neat! [TechCrunch]
- Apple joins the data transfer project: Last year, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter launched the data transfer project. The goal is to make it easier for you to transfer data from one service to another. Ultimately, this would entail direct transfers without the need for a download on your part. Apple's entry gives the plan another strong voice to give you more control over your data. [The Verge]
- NanoLeaf Smart Lights also serve as smart buttons for the home kit: If you have (or are interested in) NanoLeaf's beautiful Modular Smart Light Squares, the devices use a new feature: touch controls , In the near future, you can touch the lights to control your smart home, at least if you have a home kit home network. Hopefully, they will expand to other ecosystems in the future. [MacRumors]
The Solar Light Sail 2, which is currently traveling over the earth, is raising its orbit. That may not seem impressive at first, but the spaceship uses light as its engine. The boat has a sail the size of a boxing ring that collects light particles. Although light particles have no mass, but one impulse. In this case, it is enough to give the spaceship a boost.
The Solar Light Sail 2 is in an elliptical orbit, causing it to fall to earth at some point. If you lift the orbit now, this process will only be accelerated. However, the project shows that awnings are a viable propulsion system for satellites that are too small to depend on conventional fuel engines. [Space.com]