For the second year in a row, the vast majority of health data breach victims were affected by hacker attacks in 2016, and the trend shows no signs of abating. Experts offer forecasts for breach trends in the year ahead.
The County of Los Angeles is notifying 756,000 individuals of a breach stemming from a phishing scheme that tricked more than 100 county employees. Bank account and payment card information, Social Security numbers and health-related information was potentially exposed.
Ransomware attacks, which initially targeted Windows computers and then spread to Android mobile devices, are now targeting Linux servers as well, says Bob Lynch of Bitdefender, who describes a risk mitigation strategy in this video interview.
Federal regulators have issued an alert urging healthcare sector organizations to take specific steps to prevent falling victim to distributed denial-of-service attacks. Security experts offer an assessment, plus additional tips.
MSN and Yahoo are among the major websites hit by a wave of malicious advertisements that try to deliver malware to computers. It's a resurgence of activity by a group called AdGholas, which was active in July.
Hacker incidents continue to dominate major breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the latest incidents added to the HHS tally: an attack at an Atlanta clinic affecting more than 530,000 individuals. What can be done to address the risks?
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
As more organizations take advantage of cloud computing, it's essential that they set precise security expectations with their vendor partners, Carson Sweet of CloudPassage says in this video interview.
A ransomware attack against San Francisco's Muni public transportation network attack over the busy Thanksgiving holiday - and Black Friday shopping - weekend left more than 2,000 fare-handling systems locked, leading officials to let people ride for free.
Organizations in all sectors need to be aware of newly emerging insider threats, including those tied to the dark web, Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center explains in this video interview.
Now that electronic health records have been widely adopted, the Department of Health and Human Services must do more to promote the exchange of complete, accurate and timely information, subject to appropriate privacy and security safeguards, according to a new federal watchdog report.
Cloud-based services can be both a "blessing and curse" when it comes to dealing with security, says John Houston, CISO and associate counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who explains why in this video interview.