In this week's data breach roundup: medical device manufacturer Zoll, CHU University hospitals, Australian company Latitude Financial, Hawaiian death registry, Los Angeles Housing Authority, Indian Railway ticketing app, updates on U.S. Marshals Service and Congress, and a new ransomware decryptor!
Microsoft and CrowdStrike once again dominate Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection. Cybereason has risen to the leaders quadrant and Trellix has fallen to a niche player. The endpoint protection market has rapidly matured in recent years - 50% of organizations have already adopted EDR.
Healthcare executives called on Congress to ensure minimum cybersecurity standards, saying a wholly voluntary approach is failing clinics and hospitals. Gaps are widest at small rural hospitals, testified a former hospital CISO before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Federal regulators initiated a probe of social media after accusing firms such as Facebook of presiding over a surge in advertising fraud including ads for sham healthcare products. Sham ads "can pose real dangers," including by spreading health disinformation, said Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter.
The U.K. government recently embarked on a plan to create its own version of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, but attorney Jonathan Armstrong says he is "pretty skeptical" that this second attempt at privacy reform will successfully make it through the country's Parliament.
What happens next in Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine isn't clear, but experts have been tracking signs that Moscow may be preparing for intensified cyber operations ahead of a spring offensive, developing new wiper malware and getting ready to interfere in European elections and foreign policy.
Australian personal lending provider Latitude Financial Services disclosed to regulators on Thursday hacking incidents affecting more than 300,000 consumers. "Sophisticated" hackers made off with nearly 103,000 driver's licenses and an additional 225,000 "customer records," the company said.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents in the world of digital assets. In focus between March 10 and 16: a ChipMixer takedown, Euler Finance and Poolz Finance hacks, bugs on 280 blockchains, Dero coin, and a report from the Financial Action Task Force on ransomware financing.
Microsoft's March dump of patches fixes two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including a critical issue in Outlook that Russian threat actor APT28 has used to target European companies. The vulnerability can be exploited before a user views the email in the Preview Pane.
U.S. cybersecurity officials on Thursday issued an alert about a 4-year-old software vulnerability that has been exploited by hackers, including one APT group, in a federal civilian agency. Users are advised to immediately apply the software patch to the Progress Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.
A vendor of clinical and third-party administrative services to managed care organizations and healthcare providers serving elderly and disabled patients said a cybersecurity incident last summer has affected more than 4.2 million individuals.
U.S. and German police seized darknet cryptocurrency anonymizing service ChipMixer, which federal prosecutors say cybercriminals used to launder $3 billion including proceeds from ransomware extortion and North Korean cryptocurrency hacking. Among its alleged customers: LockBit and the Russian GRU.
Rapid7 has purchased a ransomware prevention vendor founded by a former Israel Defense Forces captain to strengthen its managed detection and response muscle. The Minerva Labs purchase will allow Rapid7 to deliver advanced ransomware prevention across cloud resources and traditional infrastructure.
MKS Instruments expects a $200 million revenue hit from February's ransomware attack after the hack removed the company's ability to process orders or ship products. The Feb. 3 ransomware attack required the company to temporarily suspend operations at some MKS Instruments facilities.
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a slew of new cybersecurity rules for the companies underpinning the U.S. stock market, the latest sign of increasing unhappiness among Biden administration officials about the private sector's management of digital risk.