Hacking Team, an Italian vendor of "easy-to-use offensive technology" that it sells to government agencies, has been hacked. Leaked customer lists reportedly name the FBI and DEA, plus the governments of Bahrain, Russia and Sudan, among others.
An unconfirmed post-breach report for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp shows the organization was targeted by a sustained attack that combined phishing via email and Skype with macro malware to successfully steal almost 19,000 bitcoins, worth $5 million.
Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.
HITRUST says a growing number of healthcare organizations, seeking to improve risk management, are requiring that their business associates comply with its Common Security Framework. But some experts question whether that's a viable strategy.
Following its mega-breach, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suspends use of its online background check application system, citing a vulnerability. Also, the agency now faces a breach-related lawsuit filed on behalf of federal workers.
The Department of Justice has announced the indictments of two individuals in separate fraud cases affecting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cases spotlight the challenges healthcare organizations face in the fight against fraud.
Just how bad is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach? Consider that spies may now have access to every secret - sexual, financial, familial, medical - shared by personnel seeking security clearances to access classified U.S. information.
As hackers increasingly focus their attacks on the government and healthcare sectors, it's more critical to ensure that consumers' personal data is handled securely on Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website as well as state health insurance exchanges.
U.S. businesses and consumers have reported experiencing more than $18 million in losses stemming from CryptoWall ransomware, the FBI warns. Security experts say ransomware's ease of use and low risk fuels the increasing numbers of attacks.
China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution.
The 'Cybersecurity Domino Effect' is a new term to describe the cumulative impact of multiple data breaches. How should organizations and individuals respond? Michael Bruemmer of Experian offers guidance.
An error in a coding upgrade for a Blue Shield of California website resulted in a breach affecting 843 individuals. The incident is a reminder to all organizations about the importance of sound systems development life cycle practices.