A Senate bill proposes removing Social Security numbers of U.S. veterans from all Department of Veterans Affairs' information systems within the next five years to help reduce identity theft and fraud. How difficult would it be to make the change?
In what's being dubbed as the largest coordinated takedown to date, federal authorities have arrested 301 individuals for participating in Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes involving $900 million in false billings.
Recent attacks have shown that once a user's endpoint is infected with advanced malware, criminals can bypass most security layers, including two-factor authentication, device ID systems, risk engines and behavioral analytic systems. Banking malware such as Citadel, Zeus, Dyre and Bugat, incorporate advanced...
Although most breach-related class action lawsuits fail, a multimillion dollar settlement of a suit stemming from a data breach at St. Joseph Health System in California illustrates how egregious breaches can have serious financial consequences.
The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily deactivated an online PIN-retrieval tool meant to prevent stolen Social Security numbers from being used to file fraudulent returns after finding that hackers had successfully subverted the system.
The Internal Revenue Service, for the second time since August, has revised upward the number of accounts victimized in its Get Transcript breach, with the tax agency saying the personal information from as many as 724,000 taxpayers' accounts may have been stolen.
Application proliferation has created identity fragmentation as user identities are inconsistently managed across applications in the enterprise, increasing risk and cost. Enterprises need to ensure users have sufficient access privileges to perform their job functions, but for compliance and security reasons it's...
The ruling to dismiss the FTC's data security case against medical lab LabMD will result in FTC staff more carefully vetting the enforcement cases the agency pursues against all other companies in the future, predicts former FTC attorney Reed Freeman.
A messy legal saga between the FTC and LabMD, related to a data security dispute, appears closer to ending with a significant win for the medical testing lab. What comes next in this hotly-contested case?
In the wake of massive health data breaches, four U.S. Senators are demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services provide details about how it tracks medical ID theft and fraud and assists victims. But is HHS positioned to address the issues?
In today's world of big data and analytics, the demand for unique and meaningful content seems endless. This is great news for online data companies as they seek to tap into new and expanding markets to grow revenue. Yet, as their revenue potential grows, online data companies increasingly fall victim to content theft...
Prosecutors recommended that twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter serve a six-year and a two-year sentence, respectively, after pleading guilty to hacking-related charges. But one of the men received a much lighter sentence.
Proposed federal legislation calls for testing the use of smart cards, similar to the chip cards being rolled out by the U.S. credit card brands, for Medicare patient identification to help reduce fraud. Kelli Emerick, leader of the Secure ID Coalition, explains the proposal.