Three recent criminal cases involving hospital insiders who allegedly committed a variety of fraud, identity theft or egregious privacy violations that victimized patients highlight just how difficult it is to mitigate insider threats.
Cisco has patched another zero-day flaw stemming from the Shadow Brokers' leak of Equation Group tools and attack code. The technology giant warns that attackers have been exploiting the vulnerability.
Apple-FBI crypto debate update: A researcher successfully defeated an iPhone passcode using less than $100 in equipment. But the delicate procedure, if used on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, could have accidentally obliterated its data.
To help financial institutions better spot attempted fraud, the SWIFT interbank messaging network plans to begin offering voluntary "daily validation reports" to customers to flag unexpected senders, recipients or payments as well as unusually large payments.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft of a self-assessment tool that's designed to help enterprises gauge the impact and effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives.
The Department of Health and Human Services is gearing up for its first-ever round of HIPAA compliance audits of business associates, and is also developing new guidance aimed at helping organizations deal with a surge in cyber threats.
Microsoft has released a slew of security fixes to patch critical vulnerabilities, including in its IE and Edge browsers. One zero-day flaw, fixed via a Microsoft Office patch, has been exploited in the wild for more than two years.
An undercover test by a federal watchdog agency found that previously identified process-related weaknesses persist that could potentially allow individuals to fraudulently enroll in subsidized health insurance programs via federal and state Obamacare online insurance exchanges.
Fancy Bear strikes again: the suspected Russian hacking group released confidential medical records for four U.S. Olympic athletes, falsely contending the documents prove illegal drug use by the Olympians.
The cybercrime sector involves a rapidly growing services economy that provides everything from bulletproof hosting and stresser/booter DDoS on demand, to ransomware-as-a-service and sites that offer to launder bitcoins via a process known as tumbling.
Is recently issued guidance from federal healthcare regulators clarifying when a ransomware attack needs to be reported starting to have an impact? Two recent breach notifications could be an early indication that the answer is yes.
A watchdog agency report highlighting data security violations by a Department of Veterans Affairs medical contractor offers a reminder to all healthcare organizations about similar risks their business associates can pose - especially if BAs are inadequately monitored.
Two men have been arrested by Israeli police, at the request of the FBI, in connection with an investigation into the vDos site, which provided distributed denial-of-service - a.k.a. stresser or booter - attacks on demand.