A breach of patient data on a Web portal was discovered during a lengthy criminal investigation into a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme targeting Healthfirst, a New York-based managed care organization.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
Planned Parenthood has reportedly notified the FBI and Department of Justice of an apparent hack attack against the organization. An anti-abortion group that calls itself 3301 is taking credit for the hack.
Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
Will the Office of Personnel Management's breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cybersecurity legislation, including a cyberthreat information sharing bill?
Security expert Alan Woodward is warning that enterprises should ditch RC4 after researchers demonstrated practical attacks that demolish the crypto that's widely used in enterprise WiFi devices and for TLS.
Cybercrime is growing as an industry, developing capabilities to target large entities. Ernst & Young's Ken Allan recommends a three-stage strategy to combat threats and urges CISOs to set new priorities.
Put your personal feelings aside; what's dangerous about the AshleyMadison.com breach is that ideologists will now go beyond taking down an IT system and actually destroy a business. This evolution, says cybersecurity expert Carl Herberger, requires a new way to assess and mitigate risk.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men in a fraud scheme reportedly tied to hacks of JPMorgan Chase. Separately, two men are charged with running an unlicensed online bitcoin exchange used by Russian criminals.
The FTC says LifeLock has violated a 2010 settlement by continuing to make deceptive claims about its identity theft protection services. After the FTC made the announcement on July 21, Lifelock's stock value plummeted.
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.
Misusing data access privileges can pose a threat to the integrity of an organization's IT systems and the privacy of individuals. But gray areas exist, and it's not always clear cut when "unofficially" accessing protected data means users are abusing their privileges.
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.