A database security blunder revealed on Friday serves as a reminder that the days of SMS-based authentication should be over. The exposed database, which wasn't protected by a password, contained 26 million text messages, many of which were two-step verification codes and account-reset links.
An attack on Altus Baytown Hospital in Texas is the latest ransomware incident reported to federal regulators as a health data breach. What other major ransomware incidents are impacting the healthcare sector?
Federal regulators plan to seek public comments on whether the HIPAA rules create barriers to sharing patient information among healthcare providers, hampering the ability to coordinate care. But some regulatory experts argue the problem is not the rules, but misunderstandings about what they allow.
The notorious Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who revealed the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email server and admitted to hacking numerous email and social media accounts, has been extradited from Romania to begin serving his 52-month U.S. prison sentence.
InfoWars' website was briefly affected by the Magecart payment card skimming malware, a finding that triggered a fiery response from the far right commentary site. But InfoWars is just one in a long line of victims of the malware.
The United States will soon officially have a single agency that takes the lead role for cybersecurity. Congress has passed legislation to establish the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The measure awaits President Trump's signature.
The department store chain Nordstrom says it doesn't believe that employees' personal data, which was exposed in an October data breach due to a contractor's error, has been misused. The retailer says the breach exposed no customer data.
Over the past year, there's been a surge in so-called Magecart attacks, which involve payment card data being stolen from e-commerce sites via injected attack code. Researchers say they are tracing at least six active Magecart groups, each with unique infrastructure, skimmers and targeting.
Google is investigating an unorthodox routing of internet traffic that on Monday sent traffic bound for its cloud services instead to internet service providers in Nigeria, Russia and China. Security experts say border gateway protocol is to blame and no easy fix is in sight.
With cyber espionage attacks from China escalating over the past year, the NSA's Rob Joyce says the U.S. government is responding in multiple ways via a process of "defending forward" and "continuous engagement" that includes dumping foreign APT hackers' malware toolkits online for all to see.
More than two weeks after announcing that the Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov, had been hacked, the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that the breach exposed a wealth of information, including partial Social Security numbers and immigration status.
Hackers behind the FASTCash ATM cash-out attack campaign - tied by the U.S. government to North Korea - use Trojan code designed to exploit bank networks running outdated versions of IBM's AIX Unix operating system, Symantec warns.
The days of effective CISOs being pure-play technologists are long gone. Instead, CISO Paul Swarbrick says the role demands someone who is expert "in people, and management and risk," and who is skilled at bringing to bear the right experts for every strategic challenge they identify.