Several Senate Democrats are demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about cybersecurity practices after a breach that the VA says exposed data on 46,000 veterans, but which the senators claim also apparently affected 17,000 healthcare providers. The VA disputes that provider figure.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether a leaked database compiled by a Chinese company should be a cause for serious concern. Also featured are discussions on vulnerability disclosure challenges and risks posed by using social media apps for payments.
A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.
Dunkin' Brands' settlement with the New York state attorney general of a lawsuit tied to a 5-year-old data breach affecting its Perks rewards cardholders could open the door to suits by other states - as well as customers.
President Donald Trump says TikTok and Oracle are close to making a deal. Don't neglect to read the fine print. While the president has demanded TikTok divest its U.S. operations - preferably to Oracle - because of national security concerns, the Chinese firm is instead offering Oracle a minority stake.
A security incident in which hackers used social engineering techniques to divert Department of Veterans Affairs payments intended for healthcare providers compromised the personal information of 46,000 U.S. veterans.
What's one of the worst things that can happen during a pandemic? The answer is anything that gives people less reason to trust in their public health system to handle the crisis. Enter a data breach that has exposed personal information for everyone who's ever tested positive for the disease in Wales.
A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of news media reports warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing. But on closer examination, the alleged "social media warfare database" looks like public information largely scraped from social media sites.
The number of individuals affected by the May ransomware attack on cloud-based software vendor Blackbaud continues to soar. And breach reports tied to the incident now total over 170, according to one estimate.
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, continues to investigate a massive data breach that it first detected in April, but it has warned that notification of all victims - who may already be at risk of identity theft - may not conclude until the end of the year.
The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.