A North Carolina orthopedic clinic will pay a $750,000 penalty as part of a breach-related federal settlement involving the release of 17,300 X-ray films containing patient information to a vendor without having a business associate agreement in place, as required under HIPAA.
What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Does a federal appellate court's decision allowing a breach-related class-action lawsuit against restaurant chain P.F Chang's to move forward - and a similar, earlier decision in a case against Neiman Marcus - signal a change in tide for post-breach lawsuits? Legal experts offer widely varying opinions.
Only 23 percent of surveyed organizations can respond effectively to a cybersecurity incident. This is among the findings of Solutionary's fourth annual Global Threat Intelligence Report. Researcher Rob Kraus discusses the security gaps.
Attackers have been exploiting JBoss application servers to install remote-control web shells as part of a campaign that targets enterprises with network-hopping SamSam (a.k.a. Samas) ransomware, researchers at Cisco Talos warn.
A cybercrime gang has been using new malware to target business customers of banks in the United States and Canada and steal millions of dollars, primarily from business accounts, researchers at the IBM X-Force security group warn.
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.
A federal court's recent rejection of a motion filed by health insurer Anthem Inc. in its attempt to fight a class-action lawsuit in the wake of its massive data breach is important because it upholds the privacy rights of breach victims, says attorney Steven Teppler.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
A data security incident at the American College of Cardiology, which potentially affected nearly 98,000 patients at 1,400 medical institutions, points to the need to refrain from using real patient data in test environments as well as the importance of properly securing those environments.
Is it ever acceptable for ransomware victims to pay a ransom to obtain the decryption key required to restore access to their data? Due to poor preparation, many organizations continue to face that question.
Recent data breaches in Washington state and Florida illustrate that government health agencies can be just as vulnerable to security incidents involving sloppy breach prevention or detection practices as healthcare organizations in the private sector.
Healthcare organizations are well aware of the importance of data security. Each year over 65 million people are affected by data breaches, costing healthcare providers approximately $6 billion. And these numbers continue to grow, putting them at risk for violating HIPAA and HITECH regulations, litigation and loss of...
A House committee is seeking information about security breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the wake of a former employee "inadvertently' departing the agency with a storage device that contained sensitive data on more than 44,000 individuals.