Recent data breaches involving mental health and substance abuse information highlight some of the special challenges that organizations can face in protecting extra-sensitive patient records. In one incident, stolen patient data was reportedly posted on the dark web.
As the Office of Personnel Management purged a hacker, another intruder who secretly infiltrated the system stole 20.5 million records containing personal information of government workers and contractors, a new GOP report says. Democrats dispute many of the report's key findings about security shortcomings.
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
If Russia is, indeed, meddling with the U.S. election, there's an obvious explanation: It's irritated by U.S. policy. But if Russia's frustration is being expressed through cyberattacks, how can the U.S. respond?
Web portal Rambler - likened by some to a Russian version of Yahoo - was reportedly hacked in 2012, resulting in the theft nearly 100 million user credentials. But the company disputes some aspects of the supposed breach.
As it prepares to file an appeal in federal court, LabMD is seeking a "stay" in implementing the Federal Trade Commission's final ruling in a longstanding dispute over the lab's information security practices.
In their quest for easy ways to extort victims into giving them bitcoins, cybercriminals continue to double down on crypto-ransomware attacks and increasingly target enterprises, seeking proportionally higher paydays.
In an interview, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says he sees a secure future for the network of networks he helped create four decades ago as the co-developer of TCP/IP, the protocol that facilitates internet communications.
Hacker attacks added to the HHS Office for Civil Rights "wall of shame" tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks have affected a total of more than 8 million victims. But it's not just hacker attacks that are racking up big breach victim totals.
A Florida healthcare provider that treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in June is notifying patients impacted by a breach involving record snooping. The incident spotlights common privacy and security challenges.
Ashley Madison, the extramarital online hookup service breached by attackers in 2015, has agreed to bolster its information security and data retention practices after regulators in Australia and Canada ruled that the site violated local privacy laws.
In an in-depth interview, Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology explains pending revisions of guidance on how organizations outside the U.S. government should protect sensitive federal data.
Malware researcher Ivan Kwiatkowski unleashed ransomware on tech-support scammers after his parents stumbled across a site warning they'd been infected by Zeus. Despite the feel-good factor, however, security experts advise against hacking back.
The legal obstacles to achieving the goal of national health information exchange can be overcome, attorney Valita Fredland, the new privacy officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, contends in this interview.