The hack of "cheating" dating site AshleyMadison.com is a reminder that no website or personal information can be guaranteed to remain secure against determined attackers. So businesses and consumers must plan accordingly. Here are six takeaways from the incident.
The string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector, including the UCLA Health breach, calls attention to the urgent need for organizations to step up their security programs, John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and other security experts say.
The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible compromise of PNI Digital Media, which manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers. How can the risks be mitigated?
The extramarital-affair online dating website Ashley Madison has been hacked, and attackers have threatened to release full details for the site's more than 37 million subscribers across 46 countries unless the service shuts down.
UPDATE: CVS, Walmart Canada, Rite-Aid, Sam's Club and other retail chains have suspended their online photo services following a suspected hack attack against a third-party service provider that may, in some cases, have resulted in the compromise of payment card data.
In the latest in a string of major cyber-attacks in the healthcare sector, UCLA Health confirms that information on 4.5 million individuals may have been exposed when hackers breached its network in an attack that appears to have begun last September.
British police have re-arrested Lauri Love, who's been charged with 2012 and 2013 hack attacks against U.S. government computers, including systems operated by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Army and NASA. But Love plans to fight extradition.
The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans' offer of extended ID protection to the more than 106 million individuals covered by their insurance could set new expectations for breach response, some security experts, including Ann Patterson, predict.
At a hearing on the role the Interior Department played in a recent breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Interior deputy inspector general painted a picture of how a hacker might have breached the agency's computer system.
An international police operation has resulted in charges being filed against dozens of suspected cybercriminals, as well as the shuttering of the infamous hacking forum Darkode. But will the operation take a serious bite out of cybercrime?
Security researchers reported a zero-day bug to Microsoft - which has patched the flaw - after reverse-engineering details were contained in a bug hunter's sales pitch to hacked surveillance software vendor Hacking Team.
In the wake of several mega breaches affecting its affiliates, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says all 36 of its affiliated plans will offer free identity protection services for as long as individuals are enrolled in their insurance coverage.
To prepare for any type of information security audit, healthcare organizations must be ready to precisely demonstrate how they are assessing, prioritizing and mitigating risks, as a recent state audit of Roswell Park Cancer Institute reinforces.
With Microsoft ceasing support for Windows Server 2003, security experts are warning organizations to quickly migrate to a new operating system and, in the meantime, lock down any servers that continue to use the aging operating system.