As a report surfaced July 29 that the campaign website of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was hacked, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee confirmed that it was breached shortly after the Democratic National Committee announced that it, too, had been hacked.
Security firm ThreatConnect says Guccifer 2.0, who claims to be the lone hacker of the Democratic National Committee, may have close ties to Russia. But after reviewing related technical evidence, not all security experts agree.
The Petya ransomware gang says it released 3,500 crypto keys that it stole - along with source code - from rival Chimera ransomware developers. If the keys are legitimate, security firms say they can build decryption tools for Chimera victims.
A Georgia-based orthopedic clinic has confirmed it's one of the victims of cyberattacks by "The Dark Overlord" hacker who recently posted for sale copies of stolen databases he says contain millions of records. But the clinic is tight-lipped about whether it was a victim of extortion.
Leading the latest ISMG Security Report, some security experts expect the United States government to retaliate against Moscow for interfering in the American presidential election if the Obama administration determines the Russian government was behind the hack of Democratic Party computers.
The nation's HIPAA enforcement agency has dramatically ramped up its issuance of breach-related financial penalties. In the ninth enforcement action of 2016, it slapped University of Mississippi Medical Center with a $2.75 million fine after a breach investigation revealed big security woes.
An analysis of the GOP platform, which takes a tough stand against Chinese and Russian hackers and suggests 'hack back' as a suitable cyber defense, highlights this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: reports on mitigating Pokémon Go risks and the growth of the IT security workforce.
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The GOP platform - adopted at the convention that nominated Donald Trump for president - doesn't mention the term 'hack back' but states: "We ... make clear that users have a self-defense right to deal with hackers as they see fit." Some cybersecurity experts claim the platform encourages "cowboy" justice.
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The federal agency that enforces HIPAA has been very busy lately, taking numerous steps to reiterate the importance of safeguarding patient data and stressing the need to prepare a breach response plan. But the agency still needs to improve transparency on breaches involving business associates.