Australia's Parliament has passed a mandatory data breach notification law that requires some organizations to tell consumers and regulators about an incident within 30 days or face hefty fines. But one security expert says the law has gaps that could pose risks.
Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
The subscription-based breach notification service LeakedSource appears to have gone dry. Security expert Troy Hunt says the privacy writing has been on the wall for the site, owing to it selling access to stolen personal data.
U.S. authorities are reportedly investigating whether Yahoo should have notified investors faster about two separate data breaches that it suffered in 2013 and 2014. Until last year, one breach remained undetected and the full severity of the other was not understood.
A 2015 incident involving unauthorized access to a database that healthcare professionals use to check insurance eligibility of patients appears to have resulted in a breach affecting 220,000 individuals, according to just-released details.
The number of reported U.S. data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center. But for half of all breaches, the number of exposed records isn't known. And what about all of the breaches that just haven't come to light?
In a reminder of HIPAA's tough requirements for breach notification, federal regulators have issued a $475,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan for Chicago-based Presence Health tied to its tardy notification for a 2013 paper records breach affecting only about 800 individuals.
For the second year in a row, the vast majority of health data breach victims were affected by hacker attacks in 2016, and the trend shows no signs of abating. Experts offer forecasts for breach trends in the year ahead.
Community Health Plan of Washington, a not-for-profit insurance company, says a security vulnerability on the computer network of a business associate resulted in a breach affecting nearly 400,000 individuals.
A report foreseeing homegrown hacktivists showing their displeasure with President-elect Donald Trump by launching cyberattacks against U.S. government sites leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the details behind the 1 billion-record hack of Yahoo.
Yahoo has the dubious distinction of having not just one but two record-shattering historical breaches come to light this year. The latest breach to be revealed, which dates back to 2013, involved the potential compromise of 1 billion accounts.
In the latest sign that when it comes to data, absolutely nothing is sacred, hackers have set their sights on fans of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and in particular 1.2 million members of its Colonel's Club loyalty program in the U.K. and Ireland.
The U.S. Navy is set to begin notifying more than 130,000 current and former sailors that their personal information was "accessed by unknown individuals" after a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee lost a laptop.
Most - but not all - ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations are reportable breaches requiring notification to affected individuals and federal regulators, Deven McGraw, deputy director of health information privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, explains in this video interview.