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Ransomware attacks can shut down hospitals and health care systems by locking out providers' access to records. The Department of Health and Human Services is preparing guidance on how institutions should respond to such attacks and notify patients whose records are compromised.
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to treat ransomware attacks in the healthcare industry differently than other cyber attacks.
June 28 (BNA) - Two House lawmakers today told health privacy regulators that ransomware attacks on hospitals should be treated as data breaches that trigger a federal investigation.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that UCLA will house a new manufacturing research center to increase manufacturing efficiency in the U.S.
The UCLA center will be part of a national network of manufacturing institutes under the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, with locations in Texas, New York, Washington and North Carolina, according to a White House press release.
Taiwan-born US Representative Ted Lieu (劉雲平) was last week promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel in the US Air Force reserves during a special ceremony at Capitol Hill in Washington attended by top political and military figures.
A Chinese national is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in federal court in White Plains, New York, on a six-count indictment that accuses him of stealing computer source code from his employer to benefit himself and the Chinese government.
House lawmakers are reportedly seeking to introduce legislative measures that would limit domestic surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and protect encrypted communications.
The 11 Filipino workers in Los Angeles, who last month won a $15.3 million federal court judgment for the human trafficking and labor violations of their former employer, have obtained visas to stay in the United States with the help of a member of Congress.
An investigation into patient infections from medical scopes at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., found that more patients had been infected by bacteria on the scopes than previously reported. The latest information in a Pasadena Public Health Department report disclosed that 16 patients were infected by bacteria on the scopes, including 11 who have since died.
LOS ANGELES - With their families by their side, along with Congressman Ted Lieu and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice, eleven Filipino bakery workers celebrated a sweet victory receiving their trafficking visas.
"The joy we felt after all these years of stressful situation is indescribable," said bakery worker Armie Dela Cerna.