A class action suit has been filed against Advocate Medical Group following the theft of four unencrypted computers that may have exposed data on 4 million patients. Learn more about the allegations the lawsuit makes.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
A final rule spelling out requirements for state health insurance exchanges drops a proposed requirement that breaches must be reported within an hour of discovery, relying on language in contracts instead.
As victims of cyber-attacks on their domain name systems providers, The New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post UK may have opened themselves and their customers to more nefarious threats, a leading IT security expert says.
In this week's breach roundup, Ferris State University in Michigan is notifying 39,000 individuals that their Social Security numbers and other personal information may have been exposed as a result of a network breach.
Account takeover techniques are getting more sophisticated; new "account checkers" are helping hackers automate their processes. The trend is just one more reason why we need advanced forms of authentication.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel sees significant savings in continuous diagnostics because the automated approach to identifying systems vulnerabilities could replace costly checklist compliance reporting.