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41.2 million. That’s the number of healthcare records that were reported to be stolen, exposed, or impermissibly disclosed in 2019 alone. HIPAA penalties aside, the cost from these data breaches is expected to reach $4 billion in 2020. A survey revealed that 35% of healthcare organizations had not scanned for vulnerabilities before an attack and 87% of healthcare organizations did not perform cybersecurity drills and had no proper incident response procedures in place. There were more that were revealed in the survey – all of which indicate healthcare organizations had failed to close security gaps in their practices. Even though…

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[ad_1] Bad weather is hampering the search operation by two helicopters with visibility extremely low.A small plane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday. The Tara Airlines plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to the mountain town of Jomsom, took off from Pokhara, 200km (124 miles) east of Kathmandu. It lost contact with the airport tower shortly after takeoff. Police official Ramesh Thapa said there was no information on the Twin Otter aircraft and a search was under way. “A domestic flight bound for Jomsom from Pokhara…

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[ad_1] KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have overrun a key rail hub while its troops fought Ukrainian defenders in the streets of another city in eastern Ukraine.The Russian Defense Ministry said the railroad center Lyman had been “completely liberated” by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Kremlin-backed separatists.Meanwhile, nearly 40 miles (60 kilometers) to the east, Russian troops on Saturday sought to encircle Ukrainian defenders in the manufacturing center of Sievierodonetsk, where the fighting cut power and cellphone service and terrorized the civilians who hadn’t fled.Having failed to capture the Ukrainian capital Kyiv early in the 3-month-old…

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[ad_1] Natalia Abiyeva is a real-estate agent specializing in rental apartments in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow. But lately, she has been learning a lot about battlefield medicine.Packets of hemostatic granules, she found out, can stop catastrophic bleeding; decompression needles can relieve pressure in a punctured chest. At a military hospital, a wounded commander told her that a comrade died in his arms because there were no airway tubes available to keep him breathing.Ms. Abiyeva, 37, has decided to take matters into her own hands. On Wednesday, she and two friends set out in a van for…

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[ad_1] PARIS — A logjam of fans that led to a 35-minute delay of the start of Saturday’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool was caused by people attempting to use “fake tickets” to enter the match, the tournament’s organizer said.The problems with crowd control and access saw thousands of fans, many of them Liverpool supporters with valid tickets, locked out of their team’s biggest game of the season. The confusion, and rising anger, created a potentially dangerous situation in which French police officers, wearing helmets and carrying shields, used canisters of what UEFA, which runs the Champions…

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[ad_1] Liverpool couldn’t find way past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: ‘Today nobody was going to get in my way,’ he said.Real Madrid became European champions for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France near Paris. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior applied a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of the Liverpool goal, securing a win on Saturday that gave Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti a record fourth European Cup title. While Madrid completed a…

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Days after 19 children and two teachers were gunned down in Texas, politicians in Washington are tinkering around the edges of America’s gun laws.A bipartisan group of senators is scheduled to hold virtual meetings early next week and has some proposals on the table: the expansion of background checks, legal changes to prevent the mentally ill and teenagers from getting guns, and new rules for gun trafficking.Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut and the leader of the effort, said he had not seen so much willingness to talk since 20 children were murdered at Sandy Hook…

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[ad_1] Russia edged closer on Saturday to occupying the entirety of Luhansk, a key province in eastern Ukraine, after its forces entered a critical eastern city still under partial Ukrainian control.Aided in part by thermobaric warheads, one of the most fearsome conventional weapons available to contemporary armies, the Russian advance in eastern Ukraine highlighted the dividend that Russia has gained by seizing a port on the Black Sea and halting its attempts to capture the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv.That has allowed the Russian Army to concentrate its forces in a small pocket of eastern Ukraine,…

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[ad_1] Video Duration 25 minutes 25 seconds 25:25 From: Inside StoryZimbabwe pushes to sell its $600m stockpile as countries in southern Africa back call to relax global ban.While dwindling elephant populations are under threat in many parts of the world, it’s a different story in southern Africa. Zimbabwe in particular has seen numbers grow so much that it now says it is struggling to manage them. It wants to sell its large stockpile of ivory to help pay for better conservation. International trade has been banned since 1989. Will lifting it encourage more poaching? Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests: Tinashe Farawo,…

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[ad_1] PDP members have flocked to Abuja in recent daysNigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is meeting in Abuja to elect a candidate for next February’s presidential elections.Fourteen candidates, 774 voting delegates and thousands of other party members have poured into the capital.The winner will lead the party into next year’s showdown against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Whoever emerges as the next president is expected to confront widespread insecurity and rising inflation.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, former Senate Speaker Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal are seen as the frontrunners in the…

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