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INFORMATION LITERACY

Eli Archuleta 9/16/14



Assignment 1
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Technology current event article summary:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/530411/hackers-are-homing-in-on-hospitals/

Hackers Are Homing in on Hospitals: Computer criminals are increasingly capturing
valuable information stored on hospital computer networks.

By Mike Orcutt on September 2, 2014

Hospitals are becoming more popular these days for information theft. One recent
attack claimed 4.5 million peoples data. A primary reason hospitals are getting hacked
frequently, is because data security is very lenient in hospitals and other health care
places. One force used in hospital data attacks was a computer vulnerability called
Heartbleed. Technology Review states that, The bug is a flaw in OpenSSL. Criminals can
use the flaw to trick computers into revealing information stored in the computer.
Patches were released soon after the vulnerabilities discovery, but nonetheless many
computers are still vulnerable to attacks as there other ways that networks can be
invaded and information taken. It was discovered that a group in China carried out the
attack.


Two additional Internet articles on the same topic on two different search engines:

Google:
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=hospital+data+breach&ie=UTF-
8&oe=UTF-8
The search was extremely accurate because the different articles on the 4.5 million
hospital data hacks came up right away.

Yahoo:
https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AvrRENbU_l55wUnM.Sw7fvCbvZx4?p=hospital+d
ata+breach&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-901&fp=1
This search was also extremely accurate, coming up with articles on the recent hospital
data hacks. Neither search engine was better or worse than the other because they both
found the information I was looking for right away.





INFORMATION LITERACY
Eli Archuleta 9/16/14

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TRAAP sources:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/porter-regional-hospital-warns-patients-of-data-
breach/292206/

This article that I picked was written September 2, 2014 and has not been updated since
then. It was relevant to the topic, which was about hospital hacking. The author is Eric
Horng who is not efficient in this field because he is just a general news reporter. The
article is trustworthy because it is reputable news source talking about the hospital
hackings and the spelling is correct for the most part. It is supported by evidence by
getting information from the hospital and patients about the breach. The article seems
accurate because other news sources say similar things as this article. The purpose of
this piece was to inform people that their personal identification information such as,
Social Security Number, name, and date of birth, had been taken. There is no bias from
the reporter on the subject; it is all fact in the article.


Two scholarly journal articles on the same topic from CCBC library databases:

The keywords I used for the first article were, Hospital computer hacking and the
database for the first article was MasterFILE Premier. The keywords I used for the
second article were, Hospital data breach, and the database the article is listed under
is Business Source Premier as the article has to relate to business. These databases
came up in my search in the CCBC library.


Compare Internet and Journal articles:

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=8a
e47148-f474-42f0-bee0-4d2bed9ab95c@sessionmgr4002&hid=4103

The first article was easy to find, all I had to type in was, Hospital computer hacking,
and it showed up as the tenth result from the search. Article one was written for a July/
August issue of a scholarly journal, so it is current. The author of this article was an
authority on this topic because her field of journalism is specifically in health care.


http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?T=P&P=AN&K=93469430&S=R&D=bu
h&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLr40Sep7Q40dvuOLCmr0yep7dSs6i4S7WWxWXS&ContentCu
stomer=dGJyMOzpr0mvprVPuePfgeyx43zx

INFORMATION LITERACY
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(THIS LINK TO EBSCO HOST NO LONGER WORKS, FOR SOME REASON
HERE IS A LINK TO THE INTERNET ARTICLE:
http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/Public/SF/2014_01/01_2014_holtfreter.pdf)

The second article on this topic was more difficult to find. There wasnt much more
information about hospital hacking, except that health care hacking isnt as prevalent
compared to business hacking. This article isnt too recent, being from January of this
year. Two businessmen wrote the article and may be authorities on



All sources are in MLA format.

Holtfreter, Robert E., and Adrian Harrington. Will Hackers Win The Battle? N.p.,
Jan. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
<http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?T=P&P=AN&K=93469430&S
=R&D=buh&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLr40Sep7Q40dvuOLCmr0yep7dSs6i4S7WWx
WXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMOzpr0mvprVPuePfgeyx43zx>.

Horng, Eric. "Porter Physicians Group Warns Porter Regional Hospital Patients of
Data Breach." ABC7 Chicago. N.p., 02 Sept. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
<http://abc7chicago.com/news/porter-regional-hospital-warns-patients-of-data-
breach/292206/>.

Lawrence, Danica. "Data Breach at Tampa General Hospital." Data Breach at
Tampa General Hospital. N.p., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
<http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/tampa-general-hospital-
data-breach/15529695/>.

Orcutt, Michael. "Hospitals Are Getting Hacked More Frequently." MIT
Technology Review. N.p., 2 Sept. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
<http://www.technologyreview.com/news/530411/hackers-are-homing-in-on-
hospitals/>.

Zamosky, Lisa. Avoid the Breach: Put Data Security Measures in Place. N.p., July-
Aug. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
<http://content.ebscohost.com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/ContentServer.asp?T=P&P
=AN&K=97122565&S=R&D=buh&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLr40Sep7Q40dvuOLCmr
0yeqK5Srqa4SLSWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMOzpr0mvprVPuePfgeyx43zx>.