Sutter Buttes Imaging PACS Vulnerability Causes 18 Month Data Breach

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Sutter Buttes Imaging (SBI) is notifying an undisclosed number of patients that their data was compromised for 18 months, due to a leak caused by a vulnerability in its third-arty IT software. The data breach impacted patients who received diagnostic imaging services at SBI.

An exclusive report previously showed that SBI was leaking patient data online through its vulnerable Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

PACS are critical to healthcare infrastructure but are highly vulnerable platforms, given the tech stores massive troves of medical images on those servers. The tool also allows health systems and hospitals to share critical data with multiple providers.

However, the legecy tech has a number of flaws, which Dirk Schrader, Global Vice President at New Net Technologies (NNT) has outlined in great detail over the last few years.

His last report found SBI...

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