The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
If a hack attack the size of the Sony Pictures incident hit India, security experts warn that few of the nation's public- and private-sector organizations would have the right plans and tools in place to properly defend themselves or react.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
As healthcare organizations step up their efforts this year to exchange more patient data with others to improve care, it's urgent that they address the "significant risks" involved, says Erik Devine, chief security officer at an Illinois hospital.
Financial services company Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who it claims stole account data for hundreds of thousands of clients and posted a small subset of it online. Find out how many clients were affected.
The Reserve Bank of India is considering removal of its two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions. The goal: to facilitate easier transactions. But security experts fear the move may actually increase fraud.
As the U.S. Postal Service's investigation into its breach continues to unfold, it's now reporting that certain health information for approximately 485,000 current and former employees was potentially compromised.
Holding North Korea responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Obama on Jan. 2 imposed sanctions on 10 individuals and three entities associated with the North Korean government.
The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat, which offers a photo messaging app, deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
Because the healthcare sector is a growing target for cybercriminals, organizations must implement security practices that look beyond HIPAA compliance and also address business associate risks, says risk management expert Kenneth Peterson.
Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is investigating whether its point-of-sale network has been breached after receiving reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of its restaurants.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.