City Power, the local electrical utility that powers Johannesburg in South Africa, is recovering Friday after an unknown ransomware variant that locked-up the company's applications, network and databases for most of the day on Thursday. The attack knocked out power and services for some residents for most of the day,...
Louisiana's governor issued an emergency declaration on Wednesday in response to a rash of malware infections, hitting some of the state's public schools. The move will allow the state to marshal more resources to deal with the incidents.
Did you know that public exploits for business applications have increased 100 percent since 2015? Today, over 77 percent of the world's transactional revenue touches an ERP system, making these applications an attractive target for cyber criminals looking to profit from the highly-sensitive and regulated data that...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a deep dive on the debate about whether law enforcement officials should have a "backdoor" to circumvent encryption. Also featured: An analysis of Equifax's settlement with the FTC and a discussion of a new report on the cost of data breaches.
Dentist Carl Bilancione is a survivor in more ways than one, including surviving a recent ransomware attack on the accounting software of his small Florida practice. What should other small entities should learn from these seemingly random attacks?
Warning: Attackers are abusing poorly secured and managed implementations of Microsoft Windows Active Directory to hack organizations and distribute ransomware. Fewer old operating systems and greater Active Directory security knowledge are helping mitigate the threat. But experts say more must be done.
FIN8, a hacker group that targeted POS devices in the hospitality and retail sectors, is back on the scene with new malware, including the Badhatch backdoor that's designed to steal payment card data, according to researchers with Gigamon's threat detection unit.
Two health IT industry groups are pressing the Senate to follow the House's lead and approve legislation to lift the ban on the Department of Health and Human Services funding the development and adoption of a unique national patient identifier.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told members of Congress Wednesday that Russian interference in elections is the most serious challenge to U.S. democracy that he has seen over the course of his career and that it deserves more attention, especially as the 2020 election looms and more disruption is likely.
The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission officially announced a privacy settlement with Facebook that includes a record-setting $5 billion fine. As part of the agreement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg must submit quarterly and annual reports to show that the company is in compliance with the FTC order.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr argued on Tuesday that enabling law enforcement to access encrypted content would only minimally increase data security risks. Barr's comments drew criticism from lawmakers and technologists, who contend backdoors would put the public at greater risk.
A medical equipment benefits administrator is the latest business associate to report a large health data breach affecting patients as well as healthcare providers. What can covered entities do to help prevent falling victim to BA breaches?