The number of companies and individuals affected by an April ransomware attack on managed care provider Magellan Health continues to grow. This illustrates the risks faced by interconnected organizations in the healthcare sector.
Canadian information privacy regulators have ordered medical testing laboratory LifeLabs to improve its data security practices following their investigation of a 2019 breach that exposed the health data of 15 million individuals.
Why are some breach notifications delayed for months? This week, a company that operates senior care facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina issued a statement offering a step-by-step explanation.
Greg van der Gaast, head of information security at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, has strong opinions on why some security investments aren't reaping maximum benefits. "We are addressing problems too far downstream," he says.
The recent leak of 269 GB of sensitive data from more than 200 police departments and the FBI could be a sign that law enforcement agencies are becoming a prime target for hackers, given recent civil unrest.
Four recent cybersecurity incidents that may have involved ransomware demonstrate the ongoing threats facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also serve as a warning that extra watchfulness is needed as physicians reopen their clinics.
The financial sector is one of the more prominent targets for cyber-attacks. It's the second-largest source of data breaches, having notified OAIC of 42 system breaches, putting it behind only health service providers. And, with the average cost of a data breach in Australia sitting at $2.5 million, incidents can get...
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says U.K. cybercrime expert Andrew Gould, who implores organizations to report these incidents to authorities.
Hackers will always find novel ways to bypass your security protocols, and fighting cybercrime has become less about prevention and more about stemming the bleeding.
Ideally, if you can spot these indicators of attack, you can transform your organization's approach to data protection from reactive to...
Google "mainframe security breach" and your browser will return some 168,000 entries. The same search for "Linux security breach" and "Windows security breach" yields 1.1 million and 3.05 million entries respectively.
Now consider this: Seventy percent of the business and transactional systems around the world run on...
An internal CIA report from 2017 - just released in heavily redacted form - found that the agency's failure to secure its own systems facilitated the massive "Vault 7" data breach that enabled classified information, including details of 35 CIA hacking tools, to be leaked to WikiLeaks.
Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data.