According to this article, 2021 has been a “particularly dire year” for health care data breaches.   So, it may not seem shocking that a hacker gained access to the protected health information of approximately 400,000 Planned Parenthood Los Angeles patients in October.  What is unusual about this particular hacking incident is its timing.  Planned

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a joint security advisory aimed at reminding businesses to be on guard over the Labor Day and other holiday weekends against cyberattacks.

History has shown threat actors often ramp up ransomware and other attacks over holidays when businesses let down their guard.

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Flo Health, Inc., which marketed an app used by more than 100 million women interested in tracking their personal menstruation and fertility information, seems to be getting off easily as compared with HIPAA-covered entities who misuse individual health information.  The FTC’s January 13, 2021 press release announcing its proposed settlement with Flo Health sidesteps mention