Choice Hotels says about 700,000 guest records were exposed after one of its vendors copied data from its systems. Fraudsters discovered the unsecured database and tried to hold the hotel chain to ransom, which it ignored.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the exposure of personal and mortgage-related records from First American Financial Corp., according to security blogger Brian Krebs. First American spent $1.7 million on the incident in its second quarter, but investigations and lawsuits are looming.
The news that serial entrepreneur Elon Musk and scientists have unveiled Neuralink - a neuroscience startup that's been in stealth mode for two years and aims to create a new computer/brain interface - might make you ask: What took him so long? Before signing up, just make sure it's immune to ransomware.
The National Association of Attorneys General is urging Congress to drop the "cumbersome, out-of-date privacy rules" contained in federal regulations on substance abuse and instead apply the "effective and more familiar" HIPAA Privacy Rule to help address the opioid crisis by easing the sharing of data.
Security firm UpGuard found that a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket belonging to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee left the email addresses of more than 6 million U.S. citizens exposed to the internet. The bucket has since been secured.
Australia's fair trading regulator says it's seeking penalties against HealthEngine, an online platform for booking medical appointments, for allegedly selling patient details to private health insurance brokers without disclosure and embellishing patient reviews of healthcare providers.
A little over a week after a breach at Capital One was revealed, more U.S. lawmakers are raising questions about what happened at the bank, including what role, if any, Amazon may have played in opening the door to the intrusion.
Some 23 federal agencies come up short in their cybersecurity efforts even as attacks on their IT infrastructures continue to grow and concerns about foreign interference in the upcoming 2020 elections persist, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
DirectTrust's new effort to develop a standard for instant messaging in healthcare could potentially help providers securely communicate in real time over multiple platforms, says Scott Stuewe, the nonprofit alliance's president and CEO.
Through hundreds of millions of selfies, the small Russian company behind FaceApp has likely created one of the largest private troves of geometric and facial landmark data - on the scale of Google and Facebook. The viral app has turned into an intellectual property boon.
A watchdog agency review of a VA medical center in California spotlights security issues involving medical device "workarounds" that some experts say are common but often overlooked or underestimated risks.
In what's likely the first of many investigations, the New York attorney general's office announced late Tuesday that it's launching a Capital One probe following the disclosure that over 100 million U.S. residents had their personal data exposed in a breach. Meanwhile, class action lawsuits are looming.
DirectTrust, - known for creating and maintaining the Direct protocol and trust framework for secure email in healthcare - has kicked off a new initiative to develop industry standards for secure real-time instant messaging. What are the potential benefits?
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?