AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.
A federal judge has dismissed a consolidated class action lawsuit filed against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in the wake of a 2013 data breach. Learn how this case compares to a suit against another insurer, AvMed, which resulted in a settlement.
The DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet is the map that both the good guys and bad guys need. Dr. Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, discusses DNS' impact on the security landscape.
The Health Information Trust Alliance is attempting to launch a study, fueled by anonymized data gathered from healthcare organizations, to get a better understanding about the severity and pervasiveness of cyber-attacks in the sector.
New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
Declaring a national emergency over hack attacks, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the government to impose sanctions on hackers. But information security experts voice questions - and concerns.
Some legal and security experts are questioning the potential effectiveness of President Obama's new executive order that allows the U.S. government to block or seize the assets of individuals suspected of launching significant cyber-attacks
While several experts say two new cyberthreat alerts from the FFIEC are primarily designed to make sure that smaller institutions are mitigating ongoing threats, Shirley Inscoe of Aite says they could also be an indicator of new threats on the horizon.
As more mega-breaches occur, cyber-insurers will more closely assess the security risks of potential clients, leading more organizations to improve their information security programs, attorney John Yanchunis predicts.
Premera Blue Cross already is facing five class action lawsuits in the wake of its massive data breach. Meanwhile, its CEO has provided some answers to questions posed by a U.S. senator regarding the hacker attack.