Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
U.S. authorities have extended the crackdown on the Sky ECC cryptophone service by charging the CEO of parent company Sky Global and its alleged main distributor - both Canadians - with running an "illicit secret communications network" for criminals and hiding profits via shell companies and cryptocurrency.
It has been an open question as to how a half-dozen hacking groups began exploiting Exchange servers in an automated fashion in the days leading up to Microsoft's patches. But there are strong signs that the exploit code leaked, and the question now is: Who leaked it?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features cybercrime deterrence lessons learned from the disruption of the Emotet botnet operation. Also featured: An update on attacks tied to Microsoft Exchange flaw exploits; a discussion of the need to update business continuity plans.
Tales of poorly secured internet-connected cameras come along regularly. But the latest installment seems especially egregious because it involves Verkada, a widely used "surveillance camera as a service" startup, and led to remote hackers being able to spy on customers via their own cameras.
Police say they have disrupted Sky ECC - a global encrypted communications network allegedly used by numerous criminals to plan their operations - and made numerous arrests. Authorities say starting in February, they "unlocked" 3 million messages exchanged daily by the service's 170,000 users.
The "Arson Cats" research group says it was able to exploit flaws in internet-accessible security cameras built by Silicon Valley "cloud-based enterprise video security" startup Verkada to access live video and audio feeds from inside Tesla, Okta and Cloudflare offices, plus healthcare facilities and prisons.
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?
The cybersecurity firm McAfee Corp. announced Monday it will sell its enterprise business unit to the private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $4 billion cash and then focus solely on its consumer business. STG also owns RSA.
Supermicro and Pulse Secure have each issued advisories warning users that some of their products are vulnerable to an updated version of Trickbot malware that features a bootkit module, nicknamed Trickboot, which can search for UEFI/BIOS firmware vulnerabilities.
Third-party software component vulnerabilities in medical devices are among several cyber-related health technology hazards posing significant risks to healthcare entities and their patients, say researchers Chad Waters and Juuso Leinonen of ECRI, a not-for-profit patient safety organization.
A critical authentication bypass vulnerability could enable hackers to remotely compromise programmable logic controllers made by industrial automation giant Rockwell Automation, according to the cybersecurity company Claroty. Rockwell has issued mitigation recommendations.
The U.S. National Security Agency has issued "zero trust" guidance aimed at securing critical networks and sensitive data within key federal agencies. The NSA adds it is also assisting Defense Department customers with the zero trust implementations.
Authorities have accused Serbia-based scammers of capitalizing on the "initial coin offering" bubble that began in 2017, bilking global cryptocurrency investors out of $70 million via Bitcoiin2Gen and other supposed coins and hiring actor Steven Seagal to endorse them.
In light of the global shortage of semiconductors, President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday requiring a federal review of supply chain risks for these chips. Also to be reviewed: supply chain risks for information and communications technology and the pharmaceutical industry.