T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert on Friday issued an official mea culpa for the data breach that exposed information on 54 million of the company's customers and prospects. On Thursday, a hacker who claimed responsibility for the attack called the company's cybersecurity "awful," the Wall Street Journal reports.
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.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis initiatives unveiled by the Biden administration to enhance supply chain and critical infrastructure security and address the cybersecurity skills gap. Also featured: LockBit 2.0 ransomware rep 'tells all'; misconfigured Microsoft Power Apps.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
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.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Want defensive advice from a ransomware-wielding attacker? In a tell-all interview, a LockBit 2.0 representative not only extols the virtues of his malware, but also advises would-be victims to hire red teams, keep their software updated and educate employees to resist social engineering attacks.
Two large healthcare organizations - Memorial Health System in Ohio and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada - continue to mop up after recent cyberattacks apparently involving ransomware. The Ohio organization admits negotiating "a settlement" with attackers to obtain a decryptor.
The U.S. State Department reportedly recently sustained a cyber incident that prompted a notice to the Defense Department's Cyber Command. The report of the incident follows a congressional report that gave the State Department a "D" grade for its cybersecurity defenses.
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.