Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary.
Anthem Inc. now confirms that the health insurer's recent data breach compromised a database containing personal information on 78.8 million individuals, with information on millions potentially stolen.
The expansion of some major federal government cybersecurity initiatives would be suspended if Congress does not fund the Department of Homeland Security by week's end, when a temporary appropriation ends.
Lenovo says it is working to remotely delete Superfish adware that it preinstalled on many laptops for consumers. But US-CERT warns that many products use the Komodia root certificate that is triggering security warnings.
Texas has dropped a lawsuit that it filed last year against Xerox related to a dispute over access to Medicaid records containing PHI. Nevertheless, the case remains as one of the largest health data breaches listed on the federal tally.
A former Texas hospital worker has received a prison term for violating HIPAA, one of the toughest penalties yet for such a crime. Learn why some legal experts say more criminal prosecutions for HIPAA violations are likely.
A British/American intelligence team hacked Gemalto - the world's largest SIM manufacturer - and stole encryption keys that can be used to intercept and eavesdrop on cellular communication, according to a news report citing leaked documents.
Lenovo - the world's largest PC manufacturer - says it will cease pre-installing Superfish adware on its devices and help customers delete the software and its risky digital certificate. But will all affected users get the message?
Under Jeremy Grant's stewardship, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has awarded some $30 million in grants to organizations to develop and test new, secure and easily employed ways for consumers to conduct transactions online.
Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.
Lawmakers have begun the process of taking up President Obama's call to enact cyberthreat information sharing legislation. But can Congress reach a consensus on appropriate liability protection, the issue that derailed earlier legislative proposals?
Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards.