Facebook is asking Ireland's High Court to quash a 265-million-euro fine levied by the country's data watchdog after the phone numbers of more than half a billion users appeared online. A user of the now-shuttered BreachForums in April 2021 posted data scraped from 533 million profiles.
Online counseling provider BetterHelp is facing at least three proposed class action lawsuits following its recent enforcement action by the FTC. Plaintiffs allege a variety of claims against the company, including invasion of privacy, violations of federal and state laws, and "outrageous conduct."
A New York medical malpractice law firm will pay $200,000 and implement data security improvements to settle a HIPAA enforcement action by the state attorney general's office following a 2021 ransomware attack by LockBit. Law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach paid the hackers $100,000 in 2021.
Twitter says its source code was leaked by an unknown user on the popular open-source code collaboration platform GitHub. The social media giant requested a subpoena from a federal court Monday to force GitHub to provide details about the person behind the partial code leak.
Medical device maker Zoll Medical is facing at least seven proposed class action lawsuits filed since it revealed two weeks ago that the data of 1 million individuals had been caught up in a hacking incident involving the company's internal network.
The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority - the online health insurance marketplace servicing Washington, D.C., residents and congressional staff - is facing two proposed class action lawsuits in the aftermath of a hack that affected more than 56,400 individuals, including members of Congress.
An Alabama cardiovascular clinic is facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed by one of the nearly 442,000 individuals affected by a data exfiltration breach reported last month. The lawsuit seeks a detailed list of security improvements by the clinic and 10 years of court compliance monitoring.
The Conservative U.K. government said it will propose updates to the country's main cybersecurity regulation, including a requirement for the private sector to reimburse the public sector for enforcement activities. The government downplayed concerns that it could create perverse incentives.
A study by data privacy firm Lokker found thousands of healthcare providers deploying Facebook Pixel and other similar tracking tools. Those trackers reveal "medical and other data that consumers don't know is being tracked and haven't authorized," says Ian Cohen, Lokker's chief executive officer.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Ransomware attacks and data breaches: One thing both have in common is the challenge of attempting to accurately understand their true scale and impact. Too often, data breach notifications lack useful details, while ransomware attacks and ransom payments go unreported.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how the U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information to help it disrupt the illicit flow of funds to North Korea. The report also examines approaches to enhance banks' cyber defenses and U.S. regulatory trends.
The ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the U.S. government's request for billions of dollars in tech aid to curb the global impact of the Kremlin's campaign in Ukraine. It also examines Biden's cryptocurrency executive order and why breached organizations often don't share full details.