Federal authorities have slapped a Los Angeles-based physical therapy provider with a financial penalty in a HIPAA case that provides a wake-up call about the requirement to obtain patients' permission before using their personal information for marketing purposes.
With word of her retirement, Donna Seymour received criticism and praise for her work in response to the hack of the agency's computers that exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals.
Leading banking Trojans are expanding their targets, taking aim at industries outside banking to compromise financial accounts and other information, new research shows. And the botnets are proving difficult for law enforcement officials to take down.
While hacker attacks increasingly pose threats to electronic patient data, yet another healthcare provider has reported a major breach involving the improper disposal of paper and film records. The number of individuals being notified makes this the biggest reported health data breach of its kind.
Security experts warn enterprises to patch the serious "glibc" domain name system flaw now, with one likening it to a "skeleton key" that could be used against all systems and Internet of Things devices that run Linux.
The Justice Department, in a motion to compel Apple to immediately unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, criticized the company for putting business needs before civic responsibility.
Apple is preparing for a long legal battle over the FBI's attempt to backdoor the encryption on an iPhone seized as part of an investigation. Experts say the case could have profound repercussions on technology and society.
The Department of Homeland Security issues new guidelines to expedite the sharing of cyberthreat information between the government and businesses. See specific examples on how information sharing works.
President Obama tapped Tom Donilon and Samuel Palmisano to lead the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a government-industry panel charged with providing detailed recommendations to strengthen public and private sectors IT security over the next decade.
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.