Children's National Health System in Washington is blaming a medical transcription company's misconfigured file server for a data breach that exposed thousands of patient records on the web. What can be done to prevent such incidents?
Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report has triggered an avalanche of criticism that researchers made critical errors when studying and reporting on the top 10 most frequently exploited software vulnerabilities.
The same Turkish hacking group that recently leaked data from Qatar National Bank and UAE's InvestBank apparently has leaked data that appears to belong to five banks in Nepal and Bangladesh. But are the leaks the result of new breaches?
Israel reportedly will extradite two suspects who were indicted in connection with cyberattacks that breached JPMorgan Chase and others. Cybersecurity experts say this is the latest example of how cross-border collaboration to bring cybercriminals to justice is improving.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Georgia Tech a $2.9 million grant to develop a process for quickly identifying and then defending against low-volume DDoS attacks, which are far more common than high-volume attacks but can be just as disruptive.
Like class action lawsuits stemming from breaches of electronic health data, a new lawsuit filed in the aftermath of the loss of paper records faces slim chances of success, legal experts say. But will regulators take action in the case?
The FTC and FCC have launched security investigations of mobile device makers and wireless carriers, citing growing concerns over vulnerabilities that threaten "the security and integrity" of these products and services. The regulators are examining how security patches are distributed.
Close on the heels of the QNB leak, the same attackers have published data that appears to be from UAE-based InvestBank. The dump appears to contain payment card data, as well as a large number of sensitive, internal files relating to the bank's employees and systems.
Anonymous is threatening global banks with 30 days of distributed denial-of-service attack disruptions and temporarily disrupted the Bank of Greece website as a preview. Security experts say all banks should take the DDoS threat seriously.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the urgency of having plans in place to manage security issues, including data breaches, involving their business associates. The guidance is important, security experts say, because about one-fifth of major health data breaches have involved BAs.
Following a massive data leak, Qatar National Bank has confirmed that its systems may have been hacked. A group with Turkish ties has claimed credit for the attack and reportedly threatened to release information from a second bank hack.
Because of his "substantial assistance" to federal prosecutors, the mastermind behind the Gozi banking Trojan will serve no additional prison time, but will pay nearly $7 million for forfeiture and restitution linked to the tens of thousands of bank accounts compromised by Gozi.
A bipartisan bill proposing to elevate the position of CISO within the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to emulate moves that some larger private sector organizations - mostly outside of healthcare - have made in recent years.