The federal tally of major health data breaches has grown substantially in recent weeks. Incidents added over the last month provide examples of the variety of risks that healthcare entities continue to battle.
The banking industry is watching closely as the New York State Department of Financial Services proposes a groundbreaking "BitLicense" regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses that's designed to help fight fraud.
A federal judge has denied Target's motion to halt the discovery process in the class action lawsuits filed against the retailer in the wake of its December 2013 data breach. Target has yet to file its planned motions to dismiss most of the claims.
The Massachusetts attorney general has reached a $150,000 HIPAA settlement with a Rhode Island hospital in the wake of a 2012 data breach that affected 14,000 patients, most of whom were from Massachusetts.
A district court in Illinois has dismissed a consolidated class action lawsuit seeking damages from Michaels Stores Inc. for a card breach the arts and crafts retailer suffered starting in 2013. Find out the grounds for the court's dismissal.
eBay faces a class action lawsuit stemming from an early 2014 breach that resulted in 145 million customers having their personal information compromised. The suit contends the breach was the result of the company's "inadequate security."
A Missouri-based escrow firm is considering taking its fraud case all the way to the Supreme Court now that an appellate court has denied a request to have its case involving a $440,000 account takeover loss reheard.
A California court has given final approval for a settlement in a consolidated class action lawsuit against the insurer Health Net related to a 2011 breach that affected about 2 million individuals. Find out the terms of the settlement.
The 9/11 Commission, in its 10th anniversary report, cautions Americans and the U.S. government to treat cyberthreats more seriously than they did terrorist threats in the days and weeks before Sept. 11, 2001.
A consolidated class action lawsuit against Sutter Health related to a breach impacting more than 4 million individuals has been dismissed. The decision follows a number of other recent dismissals of similar healthcare data breach suits.
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to a $190 million settlement in a privacy violation case that involved a physician using a pen-like camera to secretly photograph female patients. Learn what the organization is doing to prevent other privacy incidents.
Financial institution and consumer plaintiffs in the class action lawsuits stemming from the December 2013 Target breach have filed a memo arguing against the retailer's request that the discovery process be delayed.
A controversial U.K. "emergency" surveillance bill has become law, just seven days after being introduced to Parliament. But a privacy rights group has already promised to challenge the new law in court.
A security expert and average consumers respond differently to the eBay breach. As most customers retain a high degree of faith in online merchant security, the expert believes eBay committed a serious sin in its lack of strong authentication.