Authorities charged six people, including five former Tennessee hospital workers, with conspiracy in disclosing health data. Federal prosecutors say the six sold information about patients involved in motor vehicle accidents to third parties, including chiropractors and personal injury attorneys.
A top Georgia cybersecurity official urges industry leaders to shift conversations with customers from fear, uncertainty and doubt - or FUD - to awareness, preparedness and resilience. Stanton Gatewood says security officials should discuss user awareness and situational awareness with customers.
A large-scale cyberespionage campaign by notorious China-based advanced persistent threat actor Mustang Panda is targeting government, academic and other sectors globally. Its main targets include Asia-Pacific organizations in Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.
Trade-related services resumed Monday at Central Depository Services Ltd. in India, days after trading was suspended during a cyberattack Friday. All pending trades have now been settled, though brokers report some continued IT issues. The service says it appears that no data has been compromised.
A year after buying Wickr's encrypted instant-messaging app, Amazon will shut down Wickr Me on Dec. 31, 2023. The app has come under law enforcement scrutiny for allegations that the strong encryption shields drug peddlers and child abusers from prosecution.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
Payment card security group PCI Security Standards Council has a new standard aimed at smoothing the contactless payment experience at retailers by ensuring that a single commercial device can process card data and a PIN. Consumers across the globe increasingly use contactless methods for payment.
User education is vital to boosting the detection rate of phishing emails or social engineering scams that could lead to data breaches or ransomware infestations. Technology alone can't make websites or email inboxes safe since both are business-critical for all users, says ID Agent's Amelia Paro.
The shift to remote work introduced new security risks for Piedmont Healthcare since workers could no longer rely on the firm to protect their information. Employees need to understand the security issues associated with connecting to the network using personal devices, says CISO Monique Hart.
U.S. federal authorities are warning critical infrastructure sectors including healthcare to be on the lookout for indicators of Hive ransomware. Healthcare is a particular favorite of Hive affiliates because hospitals and other medical providers often pay ransoms.
Budding cybercriminals can purchase a large number of specialized services from the ransomware criminal underground, reports cybersecurity firm Sophos. The services range from malware distribution to network scanning and even include OPSEC-as-a-service.
Following a spate of cyberattacks and data breaches affecting millions of Australians, the government‘s cybersecurity minister recently announced the formation of a task force that will hunt down hackers and said she is contemplating a ban on ransomware payments.
The Department of Health and Human Services faces "significant challenges" in protecting data and technology from cyberthreats and improving how its various related entities share large volumes of critical data, including public health data, a new watchdog report says.
Third-party risk management; environmental, social and governance risk; risk quantification: They are all critical topics as we approach 2023. Richard Marcus of AuditBoard explains the significance of these areas and how security leaders should approach them strategically.
The French data protection authority fined Discord 800,000 euros for privacy and security practices that violate the General Data Protection Regulation. Authorities said the fine might have been higher except that Discord's "business model is not based on the exploitation of personal data."