A medical biller in Florida and an emergency medical technician in New York have each pleaded guilty in two separate federal cases involving the criminal misuse of patient information. One case involved healthcare fraud and identity theft, and the other criminal HIPAA violations.
In October, Missouri's governor accused a journalist of hacking after he alerted the state to exposed personal information on a state education website. Now, emails reveal that state planned on thanking him before it chose to pursue prosecution and that the FBI immediately dismissed the incident.
Spyware from sanctioned Israeli firm NSO Group has reportedly been detected on at least nine iPhones belonging to U.S. State Department officials with "state.gov" email addresses, who are located in Uganda or whose work focuses on Uganda, according to Reuters.
Retailers need to develop ever-closer relationships with their customers in order to win their spend and improve loyalty. Many are increasing investment in personalized retail efforts and structured loyalty programs to help to achieve these goals. By better identifying their customers, as well as their individual...
The Department of Health and Human Services has revealed its taken enforcement actions against five more healthcare providers in cases involving alleged failure to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule right of access provision. One includes a rare civil monetary penalty, which was levied against a physician.
An Ohio-based DNA testing company reported to regulators that the information of more than 2.1 million individuals contained in a legacy database was accessed and acquired in a hacking incident detected in August. The archived database contained personal information collected more than a decade ago.
A new playbook, commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration, aims to help medical device manufacturers in developing and evolving threat modeling as an approach to strengthening the cybersecurity and safety of their products.
Forrester's Sandy Carielli and Jeff Pollard discuss their latest research, Predictions 2022: Cybersecurity, Risk and Privacy, which highlights the need for gaps in third-party relationships, collaboration and trust to be addressed.
Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online, claiming to be able to fool systems designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. Authorities, meanwhile, warn that fraudsters continue to target all things COVID-19, including selling scam vaccine passports.
The Israeli government's Ministry of Defense reportedly has cut the list of countries to which Israeli companies’ cyber spyware can be exported from 102 to 37, reducing Israel's surveillance tool export market by two-thirds. The list specifically restricts doing business with those involved in offensive cyber.
The NSO Group is the target of a lawsuit filed by Apple, which alleges that the spyware maker abused Apple's products and services to carry out spying operations. The news follows the NSO Group's blacklisting by the U.S. government, a score downgrade by Moody's, and a reportedly failed deal with France.
Cyberattacks on the EU's healthcare sector grew by nearly 50% in 2020, over 2019, and continue to pose serious threats to patient safety as well as to the entire health supply chain, says a new report calling for the development of more healthcare-specific incident response teams among EU members.
The U.K. Supreme Court has blocked a $4.3 billion class action lawsuit against technology giant Google. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2017, alleges that Google accessed millions of iPhone users’ personal information illegally between June 1, 2011, and Feb. 15, 2012.
ISMG editors discuss: U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has added four foreign companies to its Entity List for allegedly engaging in activities "contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the U.S." Two Israeli companies - NSO Group and Candiru - were cited for allegedly supplying spyware to foreign governments to...