The U.S. Senate is considering a banking reform bill that would ban credit agencies' practice of charging for a credit freeze, one of the crucial steps experts say can help pre-empt identity theft. Lawmakers have been under intense pressure to create laws that better protect consumers following Equifax's data breach.
More than 95,000 servers that run the open source Memcached utiltity appear to remain vulnerable to being abused to launch massive DDoS attacks, with one such attack reaching a record 1.7 terabits per second. Here's how organizations and IT administrators must respond.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an unequivocal promise about the extradition potential for 13 Russian nationals accused of working for a Kremlin-backed troll factory: "Never." It's unclear how the U.S. might best battle Russia's influence operations.
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Uber for allegedly violating the state's mandatory breach notification law. It's the latest in a long string of legal and regulatory repercussions Uber is facing after waiting more than a year to disclose a serious breach.
HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino told an audience at the HIMSS18 conference Tuesday that there will be "no slowdown" in the agency's HIPAA enforcement efforts. But he told ISMG following the presentation that there will be no phase 3 for HIPAA compliance audits.
In a groundbreaking prosecution, two individuals in Ukraine have been sentenced for running extortion campaigns that disrupted international victims' websites with massive DDoS attacks unless they paid bitcoin ransoms of up to $10,000.
Anyone who dined out at one of 166 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states may have had their payment card details compromised by point-of-sale malware infections that began in November 2017, RMH Franchise Holdings warns.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to improve their risk management programs, but the most critical move is incorporating security into their system development lifecycles, says security expert Bob Chaput, a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.
Say hello to a new type of DDoS attack: UDP amplification via internet-facing servers running memcached, an open source distributed caching system that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks by a factor of 50,000.
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center and Australian Cyber Security Center are using the "Have I Been Pwned" breach-monitoring service to centrally monitor for email addresses registered to government domains that appear in data breaches.
Equifax has identified 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and snippets of their driver's license numbers were stolen, adding to one of the worst breaches in history, which resulted in personal data for most U.S. adults being exposed.
Digital certificate vendor Trustico is facing a new crisis after a researcher tweeted about an apparent root-level access flaw in the company's website. The alert comes after Trustico's CEO admitted that his company was archiving private keys for digital certificates.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly issued dozens of subpoenas and requests for information to technology companies, executives and advisers involved in initial coin offerings. The regulator's new cyber unit investigates ICOs, which attempt to raise funds for cryptocurrency ventures.
Digital certificate vendor Trustico is sparring with DigiCert, which recently took over Symantec's digital certificate business, over a serious security incident. The private keys for at least 23,000 Trustico digital certificates have been compromised, prompting a scramble to protect affected websites.
Cybersecurity company mergers and acquisitions continue. Among the major deals: The sale of PhishMe to a privacy equity syndicate and Splunk's purchase of Phantom. But these are just the latest in a series of moves so far this year as consolidation continues.