About three dozen major health data breaches have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks, including a mix of hacking and unauthorized access/disclosure incidents. Here's an analysis of the latest statistics and the reasons behind the trends.
Human resources software developer PageUp says it doesn't appear that personal data exposed in a malware attack was actually removed from its systems. But it has also found authentication error logs that recorded incorrect login attempts from before 2007.
Nearly three weeks after human resources software vendor PageUp discovered malware on its system, the tally of what data was exposed remains unclear, although successful job applicants appear to have been hardest hit.
A breach involving misdirected emails to nearly 56,000 patients allegedly tied to a sorting error by a business associate has taken an unusual twist: The organization involved, Dignity Health, is asking for patients' help in mitigating the privacy mishap. But could that move prove to be counterproductive?
The U.K.'s Dixons Carphone is investigating a data breach that resulted in the suspected exposure of 5.9 million payment cards and nonfinancial information for 1.2 million customers. The incident could become the first U.K. breach to fall under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
PageUp, an HR software developer in Australia with clients worldwide, is warning that malware-wielding attackers may have accessed a raft of personal data stored in its systems. The breach may be the largest to have hit Australia since its mandatory data breach notification law went into effect in February.
Starting Sept. 1, organizations in Colorado must notify victims of breaches of personal information - including health data - within 30 days of determination that a breach occurred. That's a tougher requirement than the HIPAA breach notification rule.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail says hackers stole 30 percent of all of the cryptocurrency tokens it was storing, but many have been successfully frozen or recalled. Security experts say cryptocurrency exchanges remain poorly secured, so they're popular targets for hackers.
Australian HR service provider PageUp, which serves a variety organizations worldwide, says malicious software on its systems may have compromised client data as well as usernames and passwords. PageUp believes systems that store documents, resumes and employment contracts are not affected.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan provides insights on why organizations that are not yet compliant with GDPR need to focus on several key steps. Also: An assessment of the progress women are making in building careers in information security.
What happens if organizations that must comply with GDPR have yet to achieve compliance, despite having had two years to do so before enforcement began? Don't panic, says cybersecurity expert Brian Honan, but do be pursuing a data privacy transparency and accountability action plan.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Reports on the impact enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which began Friday, will have on the healthcare and banking sectors. Plus an assessment of GDPR compliance issues in Australia, which offer lessons to others worldwide.
Researchers have discovered two new Spectre/Meltdown variants: variant 3a, a rogue system register read, and variant 4, a speculative store bypass. Some AMD, ARM, Intel and IBM Power chips have the flaws, which attackers could exploit to steal sensitive data. Some fixes have already been shipped.
Speech recognition software vendor Nuance Communications says an unauthorized third party accessed one of its medical transcription platforms, exposing records for 45,000 people. The company has blamed the breach on a former employee, who accessed personal data from several of Nuance's clients.