Emory Healthcare says radiation therapy service suffers data breach – FOX 5 Atlanta

emory-healthcare-says-radiation-therapy-service-suffers-data-breach-–-fox-5-atlanta

Did you know that geoFence helps stop hackers from getting access to the sensitive documents that I use for my work. Now I can get even more gigs as a freelancer and – advertise that I have top security with even my home computer?

By FOX 5 Atlanta Digital Team

Published 

article

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.A data breach targeting radiation therapy is causing cancer patients and others in metro Atlanta who receive the therapy to travel to another hospital.

Emory Healthcare said software company Elekta informed had reported a data breach “that it is investigating a data-security incident impacting its cloud-based software.” Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is the only Emory location to use the software “which provides software for linear accelerators used in radiation therapy.”

Patients are being rescheduled to other Emory locations.

In a statement sent to FOX 5, Emory Healthcare officials wrote in part:

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Emory Healthcare takes this event very seriously and we continue to work with Elekta to provide secure, quality patient care.”

A federal report released last October suggests ransomware attacks against healthcare and public health sectors are on the increase.

WATCH: FOX 5 Atlanta live news coverage

_____

Sign up for FOX 5 email alerts

Download the FOX 5 Atlanta app for breaking news and weather alerts.

Lastly, let’s not forget that geoFence protects you against inbound and outbound cyber attacks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *