Under HIPAA, the theft or loss of encrypted computing or storage devices is not considered a reportable data breach. But a recent incident at a Kentucky-based healthcare organization demonstrates that making a determination on whether an incident is a reportable breach isn't always clear-cut.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
Several recent health data security incidents serve as reminders of why healthcare entities need to stay focused on efforts to prevent and detect insider breaches, even as attention is diverted by headlines about hacker attacks.
A federal judge has granted class-action status for a breach-related lawsuit against an Alabama hospital where a former employee stole patient data and was convicted of identity theft. What's significant about the ruling?
New Mexico lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved the Data Breach Notification Act. If signed, as expected, by Gov. Susana Martinez, Alabama and South Dakota would be the only states without such a statute.
Some medical devices, smartphones and internet of things gadgets contain certain types of sensors that are vulnerable to potential hacking using sound waves, says cybersecurity researcher Kevin Fu, who calls on manufacturers to address the risks.
McDonald's home food delivery app in India leaked sensitive personal information relating to 2.2 million users. But the restaurant giant only addressed the insecure API after a researcher went public one month after informing McDonald's about the problem.
A look at President Donald Trump's budget blueprint to boost cybersecurity spending in fiscal year 2018 leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, Russian agents charged with Yahoo hack; new White House cybersecurity adviser Rob Joyce profiled.
With apologies to Troy Hunt, the last thing you want to see in the morning as you're having your first cup of coffee and scanning the interwebz for cat videos is a notice from his "Have I Been Pwned" breach-alert service.
As effective as ransomware has proven to be in attacks against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge in detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
If Yahoo's 2014 breach had been the result of an in-house Russian intelligence project, the hack probably would not have triggered a U.S. indictment. But Russia has landed in a muddy puddle after apparently tapping freelance talent with an interest in criminal gain.
Hackers have been targeting the likes of AOL and Yahoo, in part, because a certain generation of users - including many senior U.S. officials - continue to use the services to send and store state secrets. Let's make sure future generations don't make similar mistakes.
Two of the four individuals indicted for hacking Yahoo in 2014, exposing 500 million user accounts, work for a Russian intelligence service unit that the FBI collaborates with on international cybercrime investigations.
Thousands of high-profile Twitter accounts have been spewing swastikas and spam following the hack of a popular third-party Twitter service called Counter. Sites tied to Amnesty International, the BBC and even tennis star Boris Becker were affected.
U.S. prosecutors are expected to soon issue indictments charging four individuals with launching hack attacks against Yahoo, Bloomberg reports. But it's unclear to which of the two massive Yahoo breaches the charges might relate.