Hackers are threatening patients of a Finnish mental health provider with the public release of their sensitive data exposed in a 2018 data breach if they do not pay a ransom. The case highlights how data breaches can open the door to additional cybercrimes over an extended period.
Federal regulators have slapped health insurer Aetna with a $1 million HIPAA settlement for three 2017 breaches - including a mailing incident that exposed HIV information - that occurred within six months.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in India that's testing a COVID-19 vaccine, says it isolated its data center services Thursday following what it calls a "detected cyberattack."
VMware Carbon Black is out with its latest Global Incident Response Threat Report, which describes "the perfect storm" for increasingly sophisticated attacks heading into 2021. Cybersecurity strategist Tom Kellermann discusses what that means - and how these trends should inform our defensive strategies.
A recent hacking incident had an unusual twist: The hacker who broke into the network of a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit entity apparently decided against injecting malware or proceeding with other malicious activities after discovering the organization serves individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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A security researcher recently discovered an unsecure Elasticsearch database cluster exposed on the internet that contained transcripts of sensitive voicemail messages, including some for medical clinics and financial service companies.
Books retailer Barnes & Noble is investigating a security incident involving unauthorized access to its corporate systems, including those storing customers' information. To begin its mitigation efforts, the company shut down its systems, which meant its Nook e-book platform was offline.
Hacking incidents involving ransomware attacks continue to dominate the 2020 health data breach tally, with incidents affecting two companies - Blackbaud and Magellan Health - accounting for numerous breach notifications by their clients.
A recent incident at a Canadian hospital involving a vendor's former employee who allegedly stole patient records in an attempt to extort money after being laid off illustrates the complex insider threats organizations face.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why clothing retailer H&M was hit with a hefty fine for violating the EU's General Data Protection Rule. Also featured: The coming of age of digital identities; deputy CSO at Mastercard on top priorities for 2021.
A 2014 data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the protected health information of 6.1 million individuals has led to another round of government penalties. This time, the Franklin, Tennessee-based company has agreed to pay $5 million for a settlement with 28 state attorneys general.
A recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and other drug clinical trials illustrates increasing cyberthreats facing medical industry supply chain partners.
Despite the shift to e-commerce during the pandemic, attacks against POS devices persist. For example, Visa's payment fraud disruption team uncovered recent malware attacks on POS devices used by two North American hospitality companies.