PNC and Wells Fargo both reported only minor disruption from online traffic surges on Dec. 20. Has the strength of DDoS attacks subsided, or are banks getting better at defending against these strikes?
In recent weeks, the federal tally of major health information breaches has been growing at a relatively slow pace. Is that evidence that healthcare organizations are getting better at preventing breaches?
Threats have evolved, and so have our Internet needs. This is why organizations need to explore the security and productivity gains of the next-generation firewall, says Patrick Sweeney of Dell SonicWALL.
Hacktivists announced Dec. 18 that they planned yet another round of distributed-denial-of-service attacks against five U.S. banks. Wells Fargo confirmed its online banking site experienced outages throughout the day.
The arrest of 10 individuals allegedly tied to a global phishing scheme that exploited Facebook is good news. But experts say banking institutions need to push stronger security and authentication to protect accounts.
A breach that resulted in a $1 million HIPAA settlement led Partners Healthcare in Boston to take many significant steps, including merging its privacy and security efforts, says CISO Jennings Aske. More changes are planned for 2013.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
Eurograbber got banks' attention after compromising out-of-band authentication in Europe. But researchers say it's the knowledge of the hackers behind the attack, not the Trojan, that's most concerning.
Online outages affecting leading U.S. banking institutions continued Dec. 12, but only U.S. Bank confirmed its site issues were linked to a distributed-denial-of-service attack. Meanwhile, FS-ISAC outlined precautions institutions should take.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a California state health department breach involving Social Security numbers posted online and an e-mail hack affecting patients in the Carolinas.