Snapchat has agreed to an FTC settlement over security and privacy misrepresentations. The settlement follows an investigation of a breach that compromised the usernames and phone numbers of as many as 4.6 million users.
The chairman of a House committee has requested that the GAO conduct "end-to-end testing" of the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare, greatly expanding GAO's security review plans. But federal officials say extensive testing of the site is ongoing.
Card breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus will likely be catalysts for improved cyberthreat intelligence and information sharing across the banking and retail sectors, says Mike Braatz of ACI.
Police have withdrawn their allegation that a man arrested for fraud in Georgetown, Texas, also may have been involved in the Target Corp. data breach last December that impacted millions of customers.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
A data breach involving an insider at UMass Memorial Medical Center, which may date back a dozen years, illustrates how difficult it can be to detect inappropriate access to patient records. Find out what tips security experts offer.
As the number of cybersecurity incidents increase, departments and agencies are doing a better job of complying with the law that governs IT security in the U.S. federal government, a new report to Congress from the White House says.
Banking institutions that are considering whether to accept virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, must consider the risks involved, including money-laundering. Learn about the very latest Bitcoin developments.
A former systems administrator in the nuclear reactor department of an aircraft carrier is one of two individuals charged with hacking Navy computer systems and those at dozens of other government and commercial organizations.