How low will ransomware go? New malware - dubbed Ranscam - demands bitcoins to unlock files, but in reality they've already been deleted, researchers warn. As always when it comes to defending against ransomware, preparation pays.
Most ransomware attacks result in a breach of protected health information that must be reported under HIPAA, according to newly released federal guidance for healthcare entities and business associates. But is the guidance clear enough?
Ransomware is devastating, and current security software doesn't do a great job of stopping it. But researchers say ransomware's behavior - quickly encrypting large volumes of files before users have time to react - could be the key to solving this epidemic.
The federal tally of major health data breaches shows that to-date in 2016, there have been more reported hacker incidents than during the first half of 2015. However, so far this year, those hacks appear to be affecting fewer individuals.
Security vendors are issuing warnings about two new types of dangerous Mac malware - Eleanor and Keydnap - which serve as a reminder that it's not just Windows users coming under fire from malicious software developers and tricksters.
Healthcare entities should take several critical steps to minimize the security risks posed by older, legacy medical devices used in their organizations, says medical device cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu.
Endpoint protection vendors compete fiercely for customers, and allegations of impropriety are common among rivals. The latest battle pits Sophos against Cylance. Whose version of the story is the truth?
Members of Congress have sent a letter to federal regulators saying that because ransomware attacks are "different" from other breaches in the healthcare sector, there's a need for new recommendations in upcoming government guidance.
Healthcare organizations must do much more to continually measure the effectiveness of their security controls as new cyber threats emerge and evolve, Lisa Gallagher of PricewaterhouseCoopers, formerly of HIMSS, says in this in-depth interview.
An individual claiming to be the hacker who posted four healthcare databases on the dark web reveals some of his tactics. We take a close look at the risks posed to one affected clinic, which faces a ransom demand.
In a video interview, FBI supervisory special agent Dan Wierzbicki says the bureau wants to work with businesses to improve the information in its cybersecurity alerts as well as to identify threats sooner.
Britain's surprise vote to "Brexit" the European Union leads the ISMG Security Report. Also hear analysis on a cybercrime forum selling remote server access; Comodo being in hot water by saying "let's encrypt"; and why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape.
In this edition of the ISMG Security Report, you'll hear reports on the U.S. government nabbing healthcare fraudsters; federal agencies at risk of exposing highly sensitive data; and the hacking of brokerage accounts.