Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Ransomware hits the city of Atlanta, Baltimore's 911 system as well as aviation giant Boeing. Plus, WikiLeaks and its Julian Assange get taken for a ride by Russian intelligence.
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Boeing says that a malware outbreak affected a small number of systems but did not disrupt production. An executive has reportedly identified the malware as being WannaCry ransomware and called for "all hands on deck" to respond to the incident.
Ecuador's embassy in London has again revoked internet access for seven-year houseguest Julian Assange, saying the WikiLeaks chief violated an agreement to not interfere in other countries' matters. WikiLeaks' star has continued to fall since it's been revealed to be an apparent Russian stooge.
Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.
Ransomware isn't an easy area to study. But a team of researchers has calculated the minimum paid by all ransomware victims over a two-year period, and found that nearly 75 percent of the bitcoins attackers received got funneled onto Russia's now-shuttered BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
Federal regulators are considering potential changes to HIPAA privacy rule and enforcement regulations, but aim to first engage the healthcare sector and public for input, says the nation's top HIPAA enforcer. So, what changes are being considered?
The alleged leader of a cybercrime gang tied to more than $1 billion in losses has been arrested in Alicante, Spain. Authorities say "Denis K." is a Ukrainian national who led a gang that developed Carbanak and Cobalt malware to infect PCs as well as perpetrate ATM jackpotting attacks.
A medical practice's misconfigured database server that allegedly exposed information about thousands of patients plus staff serves as another reminder about the importance of safeguarding sensitive data from exposure on the internet.
Two out of three organizations say that finding qualified cybersecurity professionals is a struggle, a new study shows. And 80 percent of respondents do not feel adequately prepared to defend their organizations. Kathie Miley of Cybrary and Wade Baker of Cyentia Institute discuss how to bridge the cyber skills gap.
Evidence continues to mount that Russian intelligence created the "Guccifer 2.0" hacker online persona as a "plausible deniability" cover for dumping information stolen from the U.S. Democratic National Committee, among other targets, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Despite the White House's request for deep budget cuts, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law last week flat funding for the current fiscal year for the two federal agencies responsible for health information privacy and security issues, including HIPAA enforcement.
Facebook is facing a new controversy after some users say they've found records of phone calls and text messages in their personal files, but claim they never granted the social networking site permission to collect the data.
The U.K. government concurs with allegations contained in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment, which charges nine Iranians, plus the Mabna Institute, with perpetrating a five-year hacking campaign designed to steal scientific secrets for Iran's military and private industry.
Security experts analyze the potential impact of recently announced changes to the PCI Security Standards Council's Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program that are designed to help smaller merchants prevent breaches.