Medical IT Contractor Folds after Breaches

Susan Hall

The IT contractor implicated in security breaches in at least five hospitals since early June has quietly folded, reports Dark Reading.


The Bellevue, Wash., company Verus provided Web sites and other services for 49 to 60 hospitals. Investors closed shop after a single incident when Verus employees left a firewall down following the transfer of data from one server to another, according to David Levin, vice president of marketing at MedSeek, the contractor now handling many of the clients.


One of the biggest cases affected 51,000 patients of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.


Levin said that although he didn't know if that was the only reason the company closed:

They made a huge mistake, and it literally shut the company down. It's really a cautionary tale.

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