Canadian Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins received a 20 year prison sentence from a U.S. judge based in Florida after coping to four felonies stemming from a stint as an affiliate of the NetWalker ransomware-as-a-service gang. “This is Jesse James meets the 21st century," said Judge William F. Jung.
A claim Wednesday by high-profile security researcher Kevin Beaumont that video doorbell manufacturer Ring was experiencing a security issue sent Twitter atwitter. Amazon says some users experienced logon issues due to a backend system error made during a routine system update.
A U.S. federal jury found Joe Sullivan, former chief security officer of Uber, guilty of covering up a 2016 data breach that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of account holders. The trial was a landmark, likely marking the first time a chief security officer has faced criminal charges over an...
Rising offensive cyber star NetSPI has received a massive follow-up investment from KKR to pursue acquisitions and expand its technological and geographic footprint. KKR's $410 million bet comes on the heels of 50% organic sales growth for NetSPI in 2021 and 61% sales growth thus far in 2022.
A cybersecurity incident at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, a system of 1,500 healthcare sites across 21 states and one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems, is disrupting medical care after the healthcare system took offline some of its electronic health records systems.
A man in the cybersecurity field is seven times more likely than a woman to have applied for or been offered the job of CISO, according to a new report from Accenture on the need for more inclusion in the workplace. Experts discuss strategies to close the gap and make hiring more inclusive.
David "Hat" Hatfield has exited the co-CEO role at Lacework just four months after the cloud security vendor laid off 20% of its employees. The move will bring Lacework's co-CEO experiment to an end after just 14 months, with Facebook engineering head Jay Parikh moving forward as sole CEO.
Australia's largest telecom provider acknowledged Tuesday a data breach, but said the data came from a now-defunct employee rewards program from 2017. A company executive accused the hacker behind the breach of seeking to profit from a tense climate created by a much larger breach at rival Optus.
A cryptocurrency thief is hacking into other scammers' fraudulent liquidity mining websites to reach directly into the digital wallets of victims. The threat actor, dubbed "Water Labbu" by Trend Micro, has so far filched 316,728 USDT and infected 45 fraudulent decentralized applications.
Qualys has purchased a startup founded by longtime Qualcomm leaders to help detect supply chain infections, crypto miners and unauthorized activity in the cloud. The deal will allow customers to detect active exploitation, identify advanced threats and create an adaptive risk mitigation program.
At the onset of the novel coronavirus public health emergency, regulators said they would not enforce certain potential HIPAA violations involving telehealth. But with that 2020 policy still in play, patients need to be better informed of telehealth's privacy and security risks.
Paige Thompson, the Capital One hacker known as "erratic," was sentenced to time served and five years of probation following her June conviction in U.S. federal court. The five-time felon exploited a weakness in web application firewalls on AWS accounts to steal data of 100 million individuals.
A hacker exploited a smart contract bug to steal about $29 million from DEX aggregator Transit Finance. Within hours of the theft, the attacker returned nearly $19 million - but not before keeping a $2 million "bug bounty" and losing $1.1 million to a bot theft.
A council chaired by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and comprised of the heads of major federal financial regulatory agencies called on Congress to more closely regulate the spot market for crypto assets. A report from the council identifies risks in digital assets, including cybersecurity.
The healthcare sector has long faced unique challenges involving identity and access management, but the novel coronavirus pandemic and various other key drivers are accentuating those issues, says Rebecca Archambault, senior director analyst at Gartner.