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.
Acknowledging the urgent IT security challenges the nation faces, a cybersecurity commission named by President Barack Obama encourages the incoming administration to adopt some of its recommendations in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
The House has easily approved a heavily reworked version of the 21st Century Cures bill that was stripped of controversial proposed changes to HIPAA. The measure, which would provide $6.3 billion for various efforts to advance medical innovation and is backed by the White House, will proceed to the Senate next week.
Encrypting healthcare data is a no-brainer, right? It keeps your organization off the Wall of Shame in the event of a breach, and it's just the right thing to do. So, why are so many healthcare entities still failing to encrypt?