Reports that the city of Baltimore was attacked using a vulnerability in Windows originally stockpiled by the National Security Agency have triggered a blame game. Cybersecurity watchers are debating attacker culpability, patch management prowess and zero-day stockpiling.
A security researcher warns that nearly 1 million devices running older versions of Microsoft Windows remain vulnerable to a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol service that could enable attackers to use a worm-like exploit to take over unpatched machines.
Moody's has changed its financial outlook for Equifax to "negative" from "stable," reflecting concerns about how the credit reporting giant is recovering from the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans.
Instagram has revoked the access of an Indian social media marketing company after personal details of some of its users ended up in an unprotected database online. Instagram says the number of affected users - first reported at 49 million - is inaccurate, and the exposed data from Instagram was already public.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report assesses the legacy of WannaCry ransomware two years on. Also featured: the evolving role of healthcare CISOs; threat mitigation recommendations based on the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
ISMG and Fortinet hosted a roundtable dinner in Atlanta on May 7 focused on "Outmaneuvering Threat Actors in the Age of Industrial IoT (IIoT)". Challenges in communication and gaining buy in from operational teams for security initiatives were explored, and Richard Peters, Director, Operational Technology Global...
ISMG and Fortinet hosted a roundtable dinner in Nashville, TN on May 15 focused on "Securing the Digital Enterprise". Challenges in gaining internal buy in for security initiatives and the problems of M&A activity were discussed, and Sonia Arista, National Healthcare Lead of Fortinet provided her insight on the event...
With today's challenges from an increasingly hostile threat landscape, combined with a lack of people, expertise, and budget, organizations are driving toward optimizing their SIEM and SOAR solutions in order to get the highest return their investment. Of the greatest areas of unmet need with SIEM and SOAR solutions,...
A federal grand jury has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 18 counts under the U.S. Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified material, the Justice Department announced Thursday. He's currently serving a prison sentence in the U.K. and fighting extradition to the U.S.
Federal regulators have smacked a cloud-based electronics health records vendor with a $100,000 HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected millions of individuals. What's the focus of the enforcement action?
The former owner of the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, which trafficked in billions of stolen login credentials, will pay a fine equivalent to the money he made off the scam, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Google is notifying administrators and users of its business-oriented G Suite product that the company had been storing unhashed passwords for years because of a flaw in the platform. The company believes no customer data was leaked and that all passwords remained encrypted.
A misconfigured IT setting has landed a Puerto Rico-based clearinghouse and cloud software services vendor at the top of federal regulators' list of largest health data breaches so far this year. Why do these types of mistakes keep happening?
Several recently reported breaches involving ransomware attacks in which organizations recovered without paying a ransom to extortionists offer a glimmer of hope that healthcare entities are getting better prepared to deal with such incidents.