Recent data breaches involving mental health and substance abuse information highlight some of the special challenges that organizations can face in protecting extra-sensitive patient records. In one incident, stolen patient data was reportedly posted on the dark web.
Two men allegedly tied to the hacking group "Crackas With Attitude" have been arrested as part of an investigation into hacks of U.S. government systems and senior government officials, including CIA Director John Brennan's personal AOL email account.
Wells Fargo will pay $185 million in fines over employees illegally subscribing customers to banking products they didn't request - creating 2 million ghost accounts in the process - in what appears to be one of the largest cases of identity theft ever recorded.
Cyber threat information sharing in the healthcare sector urgently needs to be standardized so organizations can take appropriate action based on the intelligence, says Jeffrey Vinson, CISO of Harris Health System, who discusses findings emerging from ongoing federally funded research.
Chipmaker Intel will spin out its Intel Security unit - once again named McAfee - with a value that's markedly lower than what it paid. Meanwhile, long-gone founder John McAfee is suing for the right to launch a new security company bearing his name.
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
If Russia is, indeed, meddling with the U.S. election, there's an obvious explanation: It's irritated by U.S. policy. But if Russia's frustration is being expressed through cyberattacks, how can the U.S. respond?
A former administrative worker at a Florida pediatric practice has been indicted in federal court along with two others for alleged identity theft and fraud crimes involving stolen patient information. But why didn't prosecutors file HIPAA-related criminal charges?
The ISMG Security Report leads with a report on Federal CIO Tony Scott partly blaming the way Congress funds agencies for the 2015 breach of computers at the Office of Management and Budget that exposed 21.5 million records.
Tens of thousands of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance devices remain vulnerable to a zero-day exploit released last month as part of the Equation Group toolset dump by Shadow Brokers, according to scans conducted by security firm Rapid7.
Hutton Hotel says it failed to spot that its point-of-sale systems were compromised by malware for over three years. Separately, Noble House is now warning that its breach investigation uncovered 10 malware-infected hotels or restaurants.
A report on the implications of failing to notify manufacturers of security flaws in their medical devices and a conversation with internet co-founder Vint Cerf highlight the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
In their quest for easy ways to extort victims into giving them bitcoins, cybercriminals continue to double down on crypto-ransomware attacks and increasingly target enterprises, seeking proportionally higher paydays.