Attackers have been exploiting JBoss application servers to install remote-control web shells as part of a campaign that targets enterprises with network-hopping SamSam (a.k.a. Samas) ransomware, researchers at Cisco Talos warn.
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which regularly assists clients in responding to their data breaches, admits it's suffered its own breach. The breach of contact information reportedly affected 1.5 million business customers, who now face greater risk of phishing attacks.
Unlike other security and breach reports, Verizon's Data Breach Digest is a collection of data breach investigation case studies from around the world. Verizon's Ashish Thapar elaborates on findings from this digest.
The Internal Revenue Service, for the second time since August, has revised upward the number of accounts victimized in its Get Transcript breach, with the tax agency saying the personal information from as many as 724,000 taxpayers' accounts may have been stolen.
Several recent health data security incidents - including two at a Florida hospital and another at a Washington state Medicaid agency - illustrate the challenges healthcare organizations face in detecting and preventing insider breaches.
While 2015 will be remembered as the year of major hacker attacks in the healthcare sector, most of the health data breaches added so far this year to the official federal tally have involved blunders by insiders. That's why infosec pros need to focus on more than just mitigating hacker threats.
The New York Attorney General's settlement with taxi-hailing platform Uber - over alleged customer data privacy violations and a delayed data breach notification - provides a best practice security template for any organization that handles customer data.
A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Michaels, filed after the retailer warned that POS malware-wielding attackers had successfully stolen details of an estimated 2.6 million payment cards. But the ruling isn't a surprise - here's why.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.
Europe looks set to pass sweeping new data protection rules, which would give consumers more control over how their personal information gets used and require organizations to notify authorities whenever they suffer a data breach.
A Dallas-based restaurant chain has confirmed that a malware attack compromised its point-of-sale system, apparently exposing payment cards at all of its 29 locations in seven states. Security experts say POS breaches at restaurants are a growing concern.
The Data Security Act of 2015, approved by the House Financial Services Committee, would create a national data breach notification requirement and spell out data security standards businesses must follow, usurping 47 state laws.