The hackers who hijacked 130 high-profile Twitter accounts as part of a cryptocurrency scam earlier this month used a telephone-based spear-phishing attack to obtain employee credentials, the social media company says.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging video interview, Don Rucker, M.D., HHS national coordinator for health IT, discusses why more work needs to be done to protect the privacy of health data as well as why the U.S. needs to ramp up secure health information exchange among clinicians.
Numerous unanswered questions persist concerning a ransomware outbreak at Blackbaud, which provides cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software used by thousands of charities, universities, healthcare organizations and others.
The speed at which IoT is enabling innovation is far outpacing the ability of the security custodians to implement appropriate controls before these devices hit the market. That creates a classic target-rich environment for the bad guys - one that will require vigorous defense and oversight.
Now that it's been two years since enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation began, three attorneys - Kelsey Finch, Jonathan Armstrong and David Dumont - reflect on the lessons learned so far and the compliance gaps that still need to be addressed.
Changes in the privacy policies of social media companies have rendered many free open source intelligence tools unworkable, says Mason Wilder, senior research specialist at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He describes the evolution of these tools and offers tips on how to apply them.
Trend Micro says it has seen increasing attempts to infect home routers for use as proxies and for DDoS attacks. The battle is primarily being fought by three bot families - Mirai, Qbot and Kaiten - that enable low-level fraudsters to hide their activity.
As ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare organizations surge, the potential risks to medical devices are growing, says Kelly Rozumalski, director of secure connected health initiatives at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, who discusses risk mitigation efforts.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has filed civil charges against First American Title Insurance Co., which has been accused of exposing hundreds of millions of documents that contained customers' mortgage and personal data.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Sarrell Regional Dental Center for Public Health in the wake of a January 2019 ransomware attack that affected more than 391,000 individuals. The judge cited a lack of evidence that any data had been misused.
Europe's highest court has invalidated the Privacy Shield, a data-sharing agreement between the EU and U.S., on the grounds that the U.S. offers insufficient protection for Europeans' privacy rights. Privacy advocates say the ruling should drive the U.S. to rethink its policies.
COVID-19 contract-tracing applications that help monitor individuals' possible exposure to those who have tested positive for the virus present a variety of privacy issues that must be addressed, says regulatory attorney Nancy Perkins.
The British government has officially reversed course and will now ban Huawei's telecom gear from its 5G networks. The ban on use of the Chinese firm's equipment, based in part on U.S. sanctions against the manufacturer, goes into effect at year's end.
An Israeli court has dismissed a petition filed by Amnesty International that sought to revoke the security export license of NSO Group, a tech firm that's been accused of selling hacking tools to governments for targeting dissidents, journalists and lawyers.