A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, exposing a wealth of information, including Social Security numbers.
A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the "blame game" in the wake of a ransomware attack against the city of Baltimore. Also featured: Discussions of cyberthreats in the financial services sector and open source security concerns.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
Cloud-based electronic health records vendor Medical Informatics Engineering has signed a $900,000 settlement with 16 state attorneys general in a case involving the same 2015 data breach that was at the center of a recent $100,000 settlement with a federal regulator.
One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled.
A security researcher has discovered a way to skirt around Apple's Gatekeeper security feature, which could be leveraged to trick people into downloading a malicious application. It's unclear when Apple may fix the issue.
First American Mortgage Corp. left what appears to be 16 years of mortgage and financial data on its website open without authentication. The data has been taken offline, but it's unclear if it may have been accessed by hackers.
Moody's has changed its financial outlook for Equifax to "negative" from "stable," reflecting concerns about how the credit reporting giant is recovering from the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report assesses the legacy of WannaCry ransomware two years on. Also featured: the evolving role of healthcare CISOs; threat mitigation recommendations based on the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
ISMG and Fortinet hosted a roundtable dinner in Nashville, TN on May 15 focused on "Securing the Digital Enterprise". Challenges in gaining internal buy in for security initiatives and the problems of M&A activity were discussed, and Sonia Arista, National Healthcare Lead of Fortinet provided her insight on the event...
The term "digital transformation" is not just marketing buzz; it's the here and now for many organizations. And the healthcare sector is uniquely impacted, says Stuart Reed of Nominet in the wake of a recent roundtable discussion.
Federal regulators have smacked a cloud-based electronics health records vendor with a $100,000 HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected millions of individuals. What's the focus of the enforcement action?
Google is notifying administrators and users of its business-oriented G Suite product that the company had been storing unhashed passwords for years because of a flaw in the platform. The company believes no customer data was leaked and that all passwords remained encrypted.