Federal regulators are urging healthcare sector organizations to reassess whether their authentication methods need strengthening to help prevent breaches. But does their advice go far enough in advocating multifactor authentication?
In recent weeks, many more hacker attacks - including some ransomware assaults - on healthcare entities large and small have been added to the federal tally of major breaches, continuing a trend that started in 2015.
The websites of seven of India's embassies apparently were hacked and some data pertaining to Indian citizens leaked online by the attackers claiming responsibility. The hackers say they wanted to call attention to the sites' vulnerabilities.
Scotland-based Tesco Bank has blocked all online transactions tied to customers' current accounts after money was stolen from 20,000 of those accounts and the bank detected suspicious activity involving another 20,000 accounts, according to CEO Benny Higgins.
As if the internet of things didn't seem secure enough, now we have to worry about apps on our smartphones posing a risk too. At Black Hat Europe, researchers from Invincea Labs demonstrated zero-day flaws in Belkin's WeMo home-automation device firmware as well the WeMo Android app, which have been patched.
DDoS attacks apparently were directed at the small west African country of Liberia from the same botnet that struck networking services provider Dyn. Were the attacks just a test for a bigger attack to come?
Plaintiffs suing Anthem Inc. in the wake of a cyberattack that exposed information on nearly 80 million individuals want a court to open the door to revealing more of the results of audits of the insurer conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Microsoft says a zero-day flaw in Windows that was publicly revealed by Google - before a patch was ready - was being exploited by the Russian hacking group known as ATP28 and "Fancy Bear" via spear-phishing attacks.
As investigations into the distributed denial-of-service attack on Singaporean ISP StarHub continue, experts believe that the scale of IoT infections - needed to launch attacks of such severity - and the circumstances perpetuating it are the bigger problems.
The Shadow Brokers - the group that released what are purported to be hacking tools tied to the NSA - returns with what it claims to be a list of exploit-staging servers used by the U.S. intelligence agency to stage its cyber-attack and surveillance operations.
In a sign that investigators are paying more attention to disrupting stresser/booter services, script-kiddie-friendly Hack Forums recently announced that it will be shutting down its related Server Stress Testing forum.
The online advertising industry has a malware problem that, in part, has driven increased use of ad-blocking software. It's facing a complicated task: Clean up the security problems or face possible regulation.
Australia's largest-ever known data leak wasn't caused by hackers. Instead, a contractor mistakenly posted a database of blood donor information on a public website, showing how a simple mistake can have deep repercussions.
Proposed White House guidelines for modernizing federal agencies' IT - a critical step to enhance government cybersecurity - come as the Obama administration winds down. That means the next administration likely could be responsible for implementing the plan - or altering it.
On the heels of the massive DDoS attack that disrupted DNS services provided by Dyn, Singaporean ISP StarHub's DNS services were likewise targeted. The ISP has blamed customer-owned IoT devices for the attack, but it has not named the malware involved.