With half of 2019 in the rear-view mirror, what are the emerging healthcare data breach trends so far this year? Hacker/IT incidents continue to be the dominant cause of breaches, while another formerly common cause - lost or stolen devices - has become relatively rare, according to the federal tally.
Sophos is the latest security firm to create a proof-of-concept exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability in older versions of Windows. The company echoed several government agencies that have urged businesses to patch their devices.
A lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center and Google seeking class action status points to the important privacy and security issues raised when sharing patient data for research purposes - and whether data can be truly "de-identified."
Several unsecured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to IT services firm Attunity left at least 1 TB of data, including files from companies such as Netflix, TD Bank and Ford, exposed to the internet, UpGuard researchers disclosed. Although the databases have been secured, an investigation is continuing.
Italy's data protection regulator has slapped a $1 million fine on Facebook for mismanaging user data and precipitating the Cambridge Analytica debacle. But that pales by comparison to the the fine that's reportedly still being weighed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
A former Equifax CIO who sold his stock in the company after learning about its 2017 data breach several months before the public and government agencies were informed has been sentenced to four months in prison for insider trading. Another former Equifax executive was sentenced on similar charges last year.
The firmware of more than 500 Huawei networking products is riddled with security weaknesses that make the vendor risky to use for 5G networks, a new report contends. The study analyzed more than 9,000 firmware images in 558 enterprise products from the Chinese company.
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration has warned patients that medical device maker Medtronic has issued a voluntary recall of certain wireless insulin pumps due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities that cannot be adequately patched.
Bipartisan healthcare legislation that a Senate health committee passed on Wednesday includes a provision that would incentivize healthcare entities to adopt "strong cybersecurity practices" by encouraging federal regulators to consider organizations' security efforts when making HIPAA enforcement decisions.
The cyberattack earlier this year against Indian outsourcer Wipro, as well as several of its customers, is part of a much larger, multiyear phishing campaign that involves many more companies used as jumping off points, according to RiskIQ, which says the attackers apparently are manipulating gift cards.
Six major cloud services providers apparently were victims of Cloud Hopper, an umbrella name for deep cyber intrusions suspected to originate in China, Reuters reports. The report also alleges Cloud Hopper-affected companies withheld information from their clients for reasons of liability and bad publicity.