In January, banks and other financial services companies based in New York may have to comply with tough new cybersecurity requirements. But some critics contend that the state's regulatory proposal is far too prescriptive, making it challenging for banking institutions, especially smaller ones, to comply.
IoT devices running the authentication protocol OpenSSH are being compromised and used as proxies in attacks that aim to take over accounts at popular web services, according to new research from Akamai.
IoT botnets, the term for armies of hacked internet-connected devices, aren't going away. And an anecdote from the field shows the gravity of the problem and why it's unlikely to be resolved any time soon.
A malware-wielding gang has been targeting financial firms' SWIFT software to inject fraudulent money-moving messages since at least January in "discreet campaigns" not tied to the Bangladesh Bank hack, Symantec warns.
As cyberattacks on healthcare entities continue to surge, federal regulators are urging organizations to safeguard network-attached storage devices and other gear that supports or enables file transfer protocol services.
Fashion accessories retailer Vera Bradley says its payments processing system was compromised by a malware attack. The retailer says card transactions conducted between July 25 and Sept. 23 at some of its 35 locations may have been affected.
Two Republican senators are demanding answers from the Federal Trade Commission about the "due process afforded" LabMD in the agency's data security enforcement case against the cancer testing laboratory. Meanwhile, LabMD has asked a federal court to delay the FTC's enforcement order while the lab appeals.
New long-awaited federal guidance clarifies that cloud services providers that handle protected health information are nearly always considered business associates under HIPAA and, as a result, must meet the regulation's security requirements.
The U.S. intelligence community has blamed the Russian government for attempting to interfere in U.S. elections by hacking and leaking documents. It also said Russia could be behind recent attempts to probe states' election systems.
Hacker attacks continue to account for the vast majority of health data breach victims this year, according to the latest federal tally. Some security experts expect that trend will persist as long as many organizations focus narrowly on HIPAA compliance rather than larger cybersecurity issues.
An NSA contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton has been accused of stealing top-secret documents that the U.S. says could endanger national security. The documents are critical to a "wide variety of national security issues," the Department of Justice says.
Information security weaknesses that a watchdog agency found at the FDA are similar to those found at many healthcare organizations, some security experts say. But the FDA should be held to an even higher standard than the organizations that implement FDA-regulated drugs and devices, they argue.