The departure of Noel Biderman as CEO of Avid Life Media, parent company of the infidelity website Ashley Madison, represents a growing recognition of corporate executives' responsibility for data security.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
A recent appellate court ruling upholding dismissal of two lawsuits against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. filed in the wake of a 2013 breach is yet another reminder of the challenges plaintiffs face when solid evidence of harm stemming from breaches is lacking.
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
Visa and Target have reached an agreement that reportedly will reimburse card issuers a total of up to $67 million for fraud losses and expenses tied to the retailer's 2013 breach, which exposed some 40 million payment cards.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.
Did Massachusetts' first registered medical marijuana dispensary break federal or state privacy regulations by accidentally sharing patients' email addresses? Experts explain that ... well, the answer is a little hazy.
In June 2012, restaurant chain Penn Station was among the first retailers hit by a POS breach linked to malware. Here, in an exclusive interview, President Craig Dunaway discusses the lasting impact of the breach.
Medical billing company Intermedix, part of Advanced Data Processing, faces a lawsuit in the wake of a breach that resulted in a prison sentence for a former employee who pleaded guilty in a tax fraud case. Find out more about this unusual suit targeting a business associate.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
Health data breach statistics for 2015 are stunning. So far this year, just the top five breaches have impacted 99.3 million individuals. And all five involved hacker attacks. Security experts discuss what's going on - and what can be done to mitigate the risks.
As a result of a continuing investigation, the estimated number of organizations affected by a recent cyberattack on Web-based electronic health records vendor Medical Informatics Engineering and its personal health records subsidiary, NoMoreClipBoard, has ballooned.
A privacy advocate says the loss of unencrypted backup tape drives containing personal information on thousands of deceased patients of a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital offers another reminder of the importance of safeguarding sensitive health information.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.