The leader of a $24 million identity theft and tax refund fraud ring, which stole data from a military hospital, the Alabama Department of Public Health and others, has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison. Experts recommend steps organizations can take to prevent such crimes.
The U.S. and China, as part of a cybersecurity agreement, have agreed not to conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sectors.
Security experts warn about a trio of new threats: GreenDispenser cash-out malware, the Shifu banking Trojan being spread via malvertising attacks and Neutrino crimeware getting an upgrade to steal payment-card data.
Federal auditors say a data repository used for data analysis and reporting for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, had numerous data security shortcomings that have since been addressed. Security experts say the problems cited are common to many organizations.
The severity of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach continues to grow, with investigators now reporting that hackers stolen 5.6 million people's fingerprint data. The theft may have security implications well into the future.
The number of apps infected in the first large-scale Apple App Store malware outbreak is far higher than was first believed, according to the cybersecurity firm FireEye, which reports that at least 4,000 apps were infected with XcodeGhost malware.
A former wealth management adviser at Morgan Stanley pleaded guilty this week to stealing confidential client information. Some fraud-prevention experts say the investment banking firm could have taken steps to detect the suspicious insider activity sooner.
Amid some controversy, a national encryption policy draft was withdrawn by the Indian government within days of its release for public comment. Security experts say the draft reflects a lack of clarity and needs more work.
Responding to U.S. government criticism of China over its persistent online economic espionage campaigns, Chinese President Xi Jinping says that the Chinese government does not hack other nations, or support Chinese companies that do so, and calls for those responsible for cyberattacks to be prosecuted.
A lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of a hacker attack on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield that potentially exposed information on 10.5 million individuals. Meanwhile, an Illinois court has dismissed more claims in the consolidated case against Advocate Health in the wake of a 2013 breach.
Apple is moving to contain an outbreak of malicious apps being distributed via its official App Store that were infected with XcodeGhost malware. Hundreds of apps and millions of users were reportedly infected.
A second Russian has pleaded guilty in connection with the largest U.S. hacking scheme, which compromised more than 160 million payment card numbers. But three other alleged conspirators have yet to be arrested.
A Russian hacker who was extradited to the United States earlier this year has admitted his role in the largest hack attack in U.S. history, which resulted in the theft of 160 million payment card numbers. Find out how much time he could spend in prison under his plea agreement.
Sutter Health's revelation that a former employee inappropriately sent patient information to a personal email account in violation of the organization's policy is yet another reminder of the privacy risks posed by email communication.