How were four Russians and a Ukrainian allegedly able to steal more than 160 million payment card numbers from corporate networks over seven years? An indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman provides details.
By being transparent, federal government agencies can minimize public concern that government monitors individual speech and action on social media, new guidance from the U.S. federal CIO Council advises.
A big security mistake medical device vendors make is failing to adequately address that their wireless products will connect to other systems, says security expert Jay Radcliffe, who has reported concerns about insulin pumps to the FDA.
Under HIPAA Omnibus, many cloud computing providers are considered business associates directly liable for HIPAA compliance. What safeguards to protect health data should covered entities expect cloud providers to implement?
In this week's roundup, University of Virginia students' Social Security numbers were exposed on mailed health insurance brochures. Also, a California hospital reports a case of inappropriate records access by a staff member.
Federal authorities have indicted five Russians and Ukrainians linked to Heartland hacker Albert Gonzalez for the roles they allegedly played in a credit and debit card fraud scheme that compromised more than 160 million cards.
Providing patients with more transparency into who's electronically requesting their health information can not only improve data privacy, but also help patients catch record errors and ID theft, says David Staggs, a participant in a new pilot.