The Federal Trade Commission's recent actions against two companies in separate health data privacy cases are significant developments signaling the FTC's "aggressive push" to enforce violations involving disclosures of consumer health data to third parties, said attorney Kirk Nahra of WilmerHale.
TikTok says the Biden administration has demanded that the company's Chinese owners divest their stake in the company or risk seeing the app get banned in America. The U.S., Canada, EU, U.K. and New Zealand have all banned the use of TikTok on government devices, citing national security concerns.
A financially motivated hacking group has been exploiting a now-patched zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system to deliver ransomware. Google Threat Analysis Group attributed the campaign to Magniber ransomware group. Microsoft issued a patch in its March dump of fixes.
Healthcare executives called on Congress to ensure minimum cybersecurity standards, saying a wholly voluntary approach is failing clinics and hospitals. Gaps are widest at small rural hospitals, testified a former hospital CISO before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The U.K. government recently embarked on a plan to create its own version of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, but attorney Jonathan Armstrong says he is "pretty skeptical" that this second attempt at privacy reform will successfully make it through the country's Parliament.
Microsoft's March dump of patches fixes two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including a critical issue in Outlook that Russian threat actor APT28 has used to target European companies. The vulnerability can be exploited before a user views the email in the Preview Pane.
U.S. cybersecurity officials on Thursday issued an alert about a 4-year-old software vulnerability that has been exploited by hackers, including one APT group, in a federal civilian agency. Users are advised to immediately apply the software patch to the Progress Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.
In the latest "Proof of Concept" panel discussion, two Capitol Hill observers at Venable, Grant Schneider and Jeremy Grant, join Information Security Media Group editors to break down the Biden administration's new U.S. national cybersecurity strategy and answer the question, "Is it really viable?"
Cybersecurity software giant Rubrik has joined the ranks of organizations that fell victim to attackers who have been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. The Clop ransomware gang claims to have exploited at least 130 victims.
CISOs have faced a broad and varied set of challenges in recent years. Remote environments, increasingly sophisticated threats and expanding supply chains are just some of the many concerns keeping them up at night.
Cybercriminals have been launching attacks against our people, networks, and services for decades with varying success. So, the need to realign our defences to meet the demands of evolving threats is nothing new.
Britain's National Cyber Security Agency is examining TikTok to help the government finalize its decision to ban the Chinese video-sharing app from federal networks, the country’s security minister, Tom Tugendhat, revealed. The agency is looking into the app's ownership and security features.
A cancer patient whose partially naked exam photos and personal data were stolen and subsequently posted on a ransomware leak site last month filed a proposed class action lawsuit, alleging that Lehigh Valley Health Network's refusal to pay the ransom "prioritized money over patient privacy."
The LockBit ransomware operation claims to have stolen data from a Texas-based supplier to Elon Musk's SpaceX, which designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft. It's the latest PR-grabbing attempt by the prolific LockBit extortion group.
The European Central Bank will conduct cyber stress tests to determine banks' resilience against cyberattacks. The tests, which will receive a "significant amount of time and resources," are set to be completed by mid-2024, said Andrea Enria, ECB's top official for oversight.