The Russia-based ransomware gang behind the hack of Australia's largest private health insurer says it posted a full set of stolen data. The Australian Information Commissioner said it will probe the insurer's personal information handling practices.
Federal regulators issued a warning to healthcare entities and their tech vendors that the use of tracking code embedded in patient portals that transmits patient information to third-parties could be a violation of HIPAA, and punishable with monetary fines.
Security, observability and search vendor Elastic will shrink its workforce by 13% due to small and medium businesses reducing their purchases amid the economic downturn. Elastic will lay off nearly 400 of its 3,056 employees as it adopts an automated, low-touch motion for SMB customers.
Hackers stole customer information but not passwords when they broke into password manager LastPass' third-party cloud storage service, the company disclosed. An unauthorized party used information stolen during a dayslong incident in August to exfiltrate the data.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have myriad tactics for extorting victims, including demanding a stand-alone ransom for a promise to delete stolen data. But Coveware's Bill Siegel urges victims to never pay for such promises, in part because they rarely - if ever - get honored.
The foundation of a landmark presidential executive order and now a standard embraced by governments and enterprises globally, zero trust has come far in the past two years. Zero trust creator John Kindervag offers a progress report and insight into the key trends he sees shaping the new year.
Acer fixed high-severity bugs that hackers could use to disable the secure boot in several laptops built by the Taiwanese manufacturer. The vulnerability could give threat actors control over operating system boot processes and allow them to disable some protection mechanisms.
Open Systems has purchased an early-stage Microsoft-centric MSSP to help automate investigating, triaging and responding to basic security alerts. The Silicon Valley-based MDR provider says its acquisition of U.K.-based Tiberium will free up security analysts to focus on preventative defenses.
Threat actors are targeting Web3 and making off with billions in stolen cryptocurrency. How do they find vulnerabilities and plan and execute attacks? How can you defend against such attacks? Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp shares insights by walking a mile in a hacker’s shoes.
As three Brooklyn safety net hospitals grapple with the aftershocks of a Nov. 19 cyber incident, sources say other area hospitals are complaining about a lack of transparency. One Brooklyn Health System has been tight-lipped about the cause of the outage, which is suspected to involve ransomware.
A British judge ordered cryptocurrency trading platforms to divulge the identities of account holders accused of holding funds stolen from an English digital assets exchange. A change in civil procedure makes it easier for English judges to subpoena foreign entities in cases of financial fraud.
Okta has stemmed employee attrition and accelerated customer identity sales by clarifying product function but now has to grapple with longer sales cycles for small to midsized businesses. Okta says efforts to reposition its customer identity offering over the past quarter have borne fruit.
A longer sales cycle for small businesses and delayed subscription start dates for large enterprises have forced CrowdStrike to lower its sales forecast going forward. The Austin-based endpoint security company says deals with SMB clients took 11% longer to close in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
U.K. businesses shy from involving police in cyber incident response for fear of regulatory consequences, lawmakers sitting on Parliament's Joint Committee on National Security Strategy heard. Allowing businesses to anonymously disclose incidents would result in more data, suggested a witness.