Ransomware attacks, which initially targeted Windows computers and then spread to Android mobile devices, are now targeting Linux servers as well, says Bob Lynch of Bitdefender, who describes a risk mitigation strategy in this video interview.
Yahoo has the dubious distinction of having not just one but two record-shattering historical breaches come to light this year. The latest breach to be revealed, which dates back to 2013, involved the potential compromise of 1 billion accounts.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify what uses and disclosures of patient information for public health reporting, surveillance and investigations are permitted under HIPAA's privacy regulations.
Hours after President Obama directed intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of alleged efforts by the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election, reports surfaced that the CIA in a secret report concluded with "high confidence" that the Kremlin tried to influence the vote in favor of Donald Trump.
Over the past two years, DDoS attacks have grown in strength and in purpose - they are often used now as a tool of extortion, says Richard Meeus of security vendor NSFOCUS. How should security leaders prepare to respond to these strikes?
An internal investigation into the February theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh reportedly found that a handful of negligent and careless bank officials inadvertently helped facilitate the heist by outside hackers.
Federal regulators have issued an alert urging healthcare sector organizations to take specific steps to prevent falling victim to distributed denial-of-service attacks. Security experts offer an assessment, plus additional tips.
MSN and Yahoo are among the major websites hit by a wave of malicious advertisements that try to deliver malware to computers. It's a resurgence of activity by a group called AdGholas, which was active in July.
President Obama is expected on Dec. 13 to sign the 21st Century Cures Act, which the Senate passed on Dec. 7. Among its long list of provisions, the bill lays out a number of privacy and security-related projects for HHS, including imposing fines on those that intentionally block health data information sharing.
In a rare settlement of a data breach class action lawsuit, Tampa General Hospital has agreed to pay plaintiffs who alleged they're at risk for identity theft as a result of insider incidents. But was the settlement amount appropriate?
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have promised to contribute to a shared database containing hashes - digital fingerprints - of images and videos that promote hatred or terror to facilitate more rapid takedowns. But does the project go far enough?
Hacker incidents continue to dominate major breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the latest incidents added to the HHS tally: an attack at an Atlanta clinic affecting more than 530,000 individuals. What can be done to address the risks?
Hackers apparently stole $31 million from accounts that banks keep at Russia's central bank in a series of cyberattacks this year, according to several news reports. The news comes as the country's security service also claims to have fought off broader attacks against the financial services industry.