The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans' offer of extended ID protection to the more than 106 million individuals covered by their insurance could set new expectations for breach response, some security experts, including Ann Patterson, predict.
At a hearing on the role the Interior Department played in a recent breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Interior deputy inspector general painted a picture of how a hacker might have breached the agency's computer system.
An international police operation has resulted in charges being filed against dozens of suspected cybercriminals, as well as the shuttering of the infamous hacking forum Darkode. But will the operation take a serious bite out of cybercrime?
Security researchers reported a zero-day bug to Microsoft - which has patched the flaw - after reverse-engineering details were contained in a bug hunter's sales pitch to hacked surveillance software vendor Hacking Team.
In the wake of several mega breaches affecting its affiliates, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says all 36 of its affiliated plans will offer free identity protection services for as long as individuals are enrolled in their insurance coverage.
To prepare for any type of information security audit, healthcare organizations must be ready to precisely demonstrate how they are assessing, prioritizing and mitigating risks, as a recent state audit of Roswell Park Cancer Institute reinforces.
With Microsoft ceasing support for Windows Server 2003, security experts are warning organizations to quickly migrate to a new operating system and, in the meantime, lock down any servers that continue to use the aging operating system.
In-the-wild attacks have been found targeting at least one of two new zero-day Flash flaws leaked by Hacking Team's hacker. Separately, cyber-espionage APT attackers have been targeting a new Java flaw.
Malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a $14 million click fraud scheme that the FBI dubbed Operation Ghost Click. The scheme, which also involved money laundering, affected 4 million victims in 100 countries.
Federal regulators have slapped a Boston area hospital with a $218,000 HIPAA penalty after an investigation following two security incidents. Experts analyze the lessons that the settlement agreement offers.
A day after the Office of Personnel Management confirmed that security breaches exposed to hackers the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, Katherine Archuleta has resigned as director of the agency.
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As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management total breach victim count hits more than 22 million, many lawmakers are calling for the OPM's director to be fired. Meanwhile, the White House says it's weighing its response against the hackers responsible.