A Hollywood hospital acknowledges paying ransom to unlock data seized by attackers. But while experts generally caution against paying extortionists, some organizations do indeed fold under the pressure to get their critical data back quickly.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has blasted a U.S. federal judge's Feb. 16 order compelling Apple to help bypass the encryption on an iPhone seized by the FBI, saying the crypto backdoor would set a "dangerous" precedent.
An alleged hacktivist suspected of launching a DDoS attack on a children's hospital has been arrested and charged after he and his wife were rescued at sea by a Disney cruise ship off the coast of Cuba. Will this case have a storybook ending?
The United States and Israel hacked into Iran's military and civilian infrastructure as part of a secret program code-named "Nitro Zeus" that was designed to disable the country's critical infrastructure on demand, claims the new documentary film "Zero Days."
Multiple hospitals from Hollywood to Germany have been hit recently by ransomware attacks. It's a reminder that no organization is immune to outbreaks of malware that's designed to forcibly encrypt all data stored on PCs and servers.
Warning: Too many voice over IP devices being used in enterprise environments have well-known default passwords or no security at all, thus leaving organizations at risk from covert surveillance and toll-fraud scammers, experts say.
The U.S. and U.K. government push to "backdoor" strong crypto - used to secure everything from online banking and e-commerce to patient health records and consumer communications - wouldn't stop most criminals or terrorists, researchers warn.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify scenarios where HIPAA privacy and security regulation might apply, including for mobile health applications and electronic data exchange. Why are some organizations still so confused?
U.K. police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of having perpetrated a series of high-profile hacks and pranks against senior U.S. officials, including the director of the CIA, plus the recent release of nearly 30,000 DHS and FBI employees' contact details.
Several recent health data security incidents - including two at a Florida hospital and another at a Washington state Medicaid agency - illustrate the challenges healthcare organizations face in detecting and preventing insider breaches.
The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2017 budget yet again seeks additional funding for the long overdue HIPAA compliance audit program and a variety of other health data privacy and security efforts. But will Congress approve spending increases?
While 2015 will be remembered as the year of major hacker attacks in the healthcare sector, most of the health data breaches added so far this year to the official federal tally have involved blunders by insiders. That's why infosec pros need to focus on more than just mitigating hacker threats.
President Obama is creating a federal CISO post as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation's IT security. His plan includes forming a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and boosting government cybersecurity spending by 35 percent.
The banking malware known as Carbanak continues to evolve, and cybercriminals are now using it to wage APT-style attacks against banks as well as companies in other sectors, according to security researchers at Kaspersky Lab.