In a ruling that could have a profound impact on HIPAA enforcement, a U.S. Court of Appeals has vacated a $4.3 million HIPAA civil monetary penalty levied by federal regulators against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the wake of three breaches involving unencrypted mobile devices.
Documents on COVID-19 vaccines and medications - including some containing personal information - that were stolen in a cyberattack last month on the European Medicines Agency have been leaked on the internet.
A recently identified mobile remote access Trojan dubbed "Rogue," which exploits Google's Firebase development platform, targets Android devices to exfiltrate personal data and can deliver other malware, according to Check Point Research. The RAT is being offered for sale or rent in darknet forums.
A vulnerability in a GitHub repository belonging to the United Nations Environment Program exposed over 100,000 employee records, including personally identifiable information, contact details and other sensitive data, according to a group of independent security researchers. The flaw has been patched.
The "Sunburst" backdoor deployed in the breach of SolarWinds' Orion network monitoring tool uses some of the same code found in the "Kazuar" backdoor, which security researchers have previously tied to Russian hackers, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
A recent data leak involving a paging system used by paramedics in the Australian state of Tasmania is the latest reminder of the security risks posed by the legacy systems still in use in the healthcare sector.
From contact tracing to data transfer to the new California Privacy Rights Act, 2021 already is shaping up to be a big year for privacy. Trevor Hughes, CEO and president of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, offers a "state of privacy" overview.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest information about the SolarWinds hack. Also featured are discussions of "zero trust" for the hybrid cloud environment and data privacy regulatory trends.
Although two earlier executive orders from President Donald Trump banning the use of the Chinese-made apps TikTok and WeChat are still hung up in the courts, the president has issued a new executive order banning eight other Chinese apps, citing threats they pose to national security, economy and foreign policy.
A U.K. court denied Julian Assange bail Wednesday as the U.S. Justice Department prepares to appeal a judge's ruling earlier this week rejecting its request to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the U.S. to face criminal charges. Assange will remain in a high-security prison during the appeals process.
Apex Laboratory a Farmingdale, New York-based blood testing facility, is notifying patients about the leak of their information, including test results. The security incident - which appears to involve ransomware - happened in July.
JusPay, an Indian online payment platform, acknowledged Monday that it sustained a major breach of customer data in August. The announcement came a day after an independent security researcher reported that data on millions of JusPay customers had been offered for sale on a darknet forum.
A British judge has denied a Justice Department request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to hacking government computers and then publishing classified information. U.S. prosecutors plan to appeal.
As federal regulators intensify their focus on compliance with requirements to provide patients with access to their health information, healthcare organizations need to sort through a variety of emerging challenges, says health information management and privacy expert Rita Bowen.