PACS Flaws Put Data at Risk for 18 Months

Gov Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

A California medical imaging group practice says vulnerabilities in its picture archiving and communications system left patient data at risk of unauthorized access for more than a year.

Sutter Buttes Imaging Medical Group, based in Yuba City, California, recently disclosed that in December 2020, it learned that the PACS system had been vulnerable to hacking from July 2019 to December 2020.

"After thorough investigation, SBI determined that, due to these IT vulnerabilities, certain SBI patient information may have been accessed by unauthorized parties," the imaging group says in a statement.

The practice's administrator tells Information Security Media Group that the vulnerabilities left accessible...

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