The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has confirmed that data stolen in a ransomware attack on Synnovis, a medical diagnostics service partnered with several major London hospitals, has been published online. The extent of the data breach and its impact on patients is being investigated. While Synnovis confirms no evidence of the database with patient test requests and results being published, the cybercriminal group behind the attack had threatened to publish data if not paid a ransom. The attack has disrupted services at hospitals including Guy's, St Thomas', and King's, but efforts are ongoing to manage the impact on patients and maintain urgent services.

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April 29, 2024
Regulation

FTC Completes Updates to Health Breach Notification Rule for Health Apps

The Federal Trade Commission announced it has finalized changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) that will strengthen and modernize the rule by clarifying its applicability to health apps and other similar technologies and expanding the information that covered entities must provide to consumers when notifying them of a breach of their health data.