The House began debate Wednesday on legislation that would require companies that own or operate parts of the nation's critical infrastructure to report a cyberattack or breach within 72 hours of confirmation.
After suffering a network systems outage that lasted at least a week in July, DuPage Medical Group, the largest multispeciality group practice in Illinois, is now reporting a data breach affecting more than 655,000 individuals.
Users of OpenSea, a marketplace for blockchain-based digital assets such as crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens, are being targeted by scammers pretending to be the company's support staff on Discord. The attackers exploited a method OpenSea uses to service support tickets on Discord.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
Indianapolis, Indiana-based Eskenazi Health has acknowledged that hackers stole some data and posted it on the darkweb after a ransomware attack. But the organization says it's not yet determined if individuals need to be notified because its investigation is still underway.
Australia's data regulator says organizations hit by ransomware may be underreporting data breaches because they haven't thoroughly figured out if data was taken. But an "absence of evidence" of a data breach in a ransomware attack isn't sufficient to declare that no data was taken.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the cybercrime-as-a-service model and how law enforcement could potentially disrupt it. Also featured: T-Mobile probes a massive data breach; tackling abuse in the workplace.
T-Mobile USA says its massive data breach is worse than it first reported: The count of prepaid and postpaid customers whose information was stolen has risen to 14 million. Also revised upward: its count of 40 million exposed credit applications from former customers and prospects.
T-Mobile USA has confirmed that its systems were breached and that details for 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customers and 850,000 prepaid customers as well as records for 40 million individuals who applied for credit were stolen.
Three banking trade groups are objecting to provisions of a bill now pending in Congress that would require security incident reporting within 24 hours of discovery. They also are raising concerns about other provisions.
When is a data exposure not just a data exposure? According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission order, education publishing giant Pearson misled investors when it failed to proactively inform them that attackers had stolen millions of rows of student information, including poorly hashed passwords.
The ransomware attack that targeted Colonial Pipeline Co. in May compromised the personal information of more than 5,800 individuals, mainly current and former employees, according to a breach notification letter.