Federal regulators have slapped the Rhode Island-based health system Lifespan with a $1 million HIPAA settlement tied to a 2017 data breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop that potentially exposed the data of 20,000 individuals. It's the largest HIPAA enforcement action so far this year.
Trend Micro says it has seen increasing attempts to infect home routers for use as proxies and for DDoS attacks. The battle is primarily being fought by three bot families - Mirai, Qbot and Kaiten - that enable low-level fraudsters to hide their activity.
In a private industry alert, the FBI warns U.S. firms of possible malware hidden in tax software the Chinese government requires companies doing business in the nation to use. The warning follows reports by Trustwave about backdoors that can give hackers access to entire networks.
Lazarus Group, a sophisticated hacking group associated with the North Korean government, is using a new malware framework to spread ransomware and steal databases from victims, according to security firm Kaspersky.
The NSA and CISA issued a joint warning that U.S. critical infrastructure is increasingly becoming a hacking target and organizations need to guard against attacks. The alert notes that remote access to OT systems by a decentralized workforce creates risk.
Money launderers are devising new tactics during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, some are coming up with ways to use personal protective equipment, or PPE, as a form of currency, says Debra Geister, CEO of Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions.
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The rapid pace of change for the the industrial internet of things will open up new risks for attacks and will require close attention to security, according to a new study from the Lloyd's Register Foundation.
The U.S. State Department is offering rewards of up to $1 million for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of two Ukrainian nationals who allegedly hacked the Security and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system server in 2016.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has filed civil charges against First American Title Insurance Co., which has been accused of exposing hundreds of millions of documents that contained customers' mortgage and personal data.
A Dutch lawmaker's Twitter account is among 36 that had some personal data compromised earlier this month when hackers targeted 130 verified accounts and launched a cryptocurrency scam. The politician told Reuters his direct messages were accessed.
The FBI is warning of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks using amplification techniques that are targeting U.S. organizations. The bureau notes that it's seen an uptick in attack attempts since February.
Federal regulators have slapped a small provider of discounted medical and dental services to underserved patients in rural North Carolina with a $25,000 HIPAA settlement in a case involving an email breach that occurred nearly a decade ago. It's only the second HIPAA settlement announced this year.