Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
A Massachusetts hospital that reported a 2010 breach involving lost backup tapes with information on 800,000 individuals has agreed to pay a $475,000 penalty to settle a state attorney general's HIPAA lawsuit.
A laptop stolen from an employee of Accretive Health last year was not encrypted "due to the oversight of an individual IT employee," the company says in a 29-page comment letter sent to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. That employee subsequently was fired, the company reports.
Dollars lost of fraud are one measure of an incident's impact. But the "soft" costs - loss of reputation and productivity - are the ones that most get the attention of Terry Austin of Guardian Analytics.
Too many banks and credit unions are being narrow-minded in their approaches to FFIEC Authentication Guidance conformance, by focusing on commercial accounts and neglecting retail accounts, one ACH fraud attorney says.
Accretive Health Inc., a Chicago-based medical debt collection agency, has filed a motion to dismiss the Minnesota attorney general's lawsuit against the company that stems, in part, from a data breach incident involving a stolen unencrypted laptop.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has issued a six-volume investigative report on Accretive Health Inc., a medical debt collection company that her office sued in January in connection with a data breach incident and other business practices.