Several healthcare entities are reporting health data breaches in the wake of an incident involving a vendor's employee who uploaded files containing patient data to the public-facing, open-source software development hosting website GitHub. How can entities avoid such mishaps?
A Kansas man faces federal charges for allegedly accessing the network of a local water treatment facility and tampering with the systems that control the cleaning and disinfecting procedures, according to the Justice Department. The charges follow a similar security incident at a Florida facility.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.
Recent research highlights the growth in risky remote work behaviors. Dr. Margaret Cunningham of Forcepoint X-Lab discusses the implications of this increase in insider threats and shares risk mitigation strategies.
A Russian national who conspired to extort millions from electric car manufacturer Tesla by trying to plant malware in the company's network has pleaded guilty to a single federal conspiracy charge, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The FBI thwarted the plot before it could be carried out.
Nearly four years after the WannaCry ransomware hit the world, targeting the EternalBlue vulnerability in Microsoft SMB version 1, security firms say the malware continues to be a top threat detected in the wild by endpoint security products. Why won't WannaCry just die?
A Georgia man has been sentenced to federal prison in an unusual case in which he portrayed himself as a whistleblower while falsely reporting to authorities that a hospital worker committed criminal HIPAA violations.
Did Russia pass a tough new cryptocurrency law to help authorities recruit or compel criminal hackers to assist the government? That's the thesis of a new report, which notes that the new regulation includes a host of provisions designed to unmask cryptocurrency users' transactions - or else.
The sentencing this week of a medical researcher who pleaded guilty in a federal case involving conspiracy to steal trade secrets from a children’s hospital and sell them to China spotlights the growing risks to medical intellectual property posed by insiders.
Ransomware attacks continue to pummel organizations, but fewer victims have been paying a ransom, and when they do, on average they're paying less than before, says ransomware incident response firm Coveware, which traces the decline to attackers failing to honor their data deletion promises.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency alleges that two VA employees “concealed” and “mispresented” the cybersecurity and privacy risks of an ambitious "big data" project that would have analyzed 22 million veterans’ health records dating back two decades.
Darkside is the latest ransomware operation to announce an affiliate program in which a ransomware operator maintains crypto-locking malware and a ransom payment infrastructure while crowdsourced and vetted affiliates find and infect targets. When a victim pays, the operator and affiliate share the loot.