A vulnerability in a U.S. Postal Service application for tracking mail in real time reportedly allowed anyone logged into the service to view personal data, and it persisted for more than a year after USPS failed to heed a warning from an anonymous security researcher.
Cybercrime gangs continue to update or issue fresh versions of malware to mine for cryptocurrency, deliver crypto-locking ransomware, steal passwords and facilitate online bank account heists, according to new research reports.
So what's the mission of the newly launched Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, and how will it function? HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan explains the initiative and addresses top healthcare sector cybersecurity challenges in this in-depth interview.
Voting in the United States carries a huge privacy cost: states give away or sell voters' personal information to anyone who wants it. In this era of content micro-targeting, rampant misinformation and identity theft schemes, this trade in voters' personal data is both dangerous and irresponsible.
The department store chain Nordstrom says it doesn't believe that employees' personal data, which was exposed in an October data breach due to a contractor's error, has been misused. The retailer says the breach exposed no customer data.
When implementing endpoint security solutions in healthcare environments, a critical consideration is the impact of the technology on clinical workflow, says Dave Summitt, CISO at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
Over the past year, there's been a surge in so-called Magecart attacks, which involve payment card data being stolen from e-commerce sites via injected attack code. Researchers say they are tracing at least six active Magecart groups, each with unique infrastructure, skimmers and targeting.
The FDA's recently issued draft document updating its premarket medical device cybersecurity guidance originally issued in 2014 contains several important provisions, says regulatory attorney Yarmela Pavlovic, who explains the details.
Manufacturers need to change their approach to securing internet of things devices, says Aloysius Cheang, executive vice president for Asia Pacific at the Center for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science, a U.K.-based think tank, who describes what needs to be done.
French film production and distribution company Pathe fired the two senior managers overseeing its Dutch operations after they fell victim to a business email compromise scam and approved $21 million in transfers to fraudsters. Many organizations remain at high risk from such scams.
As the pace of technology innovation continues to quicken - including the ability to make payments via everything from Alexa to Facebook Messenger - risk-based security is imperative to maintain a frictionless customer experience, says Tim Ayling of Kaspersky Lab.
Once again, a supposedly secure service allegedly marketed to criminals has proven to have limits. Dutch police have busted a "cryptophone" operation, allowing them to decrypt more than 258,000 encrypted chat messages, leading to a drug lab bust, 14 arrests and the seizure of cash, drugs and weapons.
The FDA's procedures for handling cybersecurity concerns in medical devices once they are on the market are deficient, according to a new federal watchdog agency report. But since that audit was conducted, the FDA has been aggressively ramping up its activities around device cybersecurity.