Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify scenarios where HIPAA privacy and security regulation might apply, including for mobile health applications and electronic data exchange. Why are some organizations still so confused?
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Extortion campaigns waged by cybercriminals are expected to become more damaging in 2016, putting additional pressure on CISOs to enhance protection of internal networks and educate employees about extortionists' techniques, says iSight Partner's John Miller.
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Tracing bitcoin transactions, some security experts suspect multiple gangs have each amassed more than $1 billion, making them the equivalent of "unicorns" - a term venture capitalists apply to extremely successful startup firms. In case there was any doubt, cybercrime really does pay.
European police have arrested a "main target" as part of a previously undisclosed law enforcement effort, dubbed Operation Pleiades, against the distributed denial-of-service attack gang called DD4BC, or "DDoS for Bitcoin."
According to sources in the industry and community, organizations are regularly getting breached and held to ransom in India. What's the story, and why are these organizations choosing to remain silent about these attacks?
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
The FBI has arrested three men on charges that they participated in a hacking and identity theft scheme designed to fuel spam campaigns, including the insider-enabled theft of account details for 24.5 million Comcast customers.
Three Greek banks are the latest DDoS shakedown targets of online attackers, who demanded a payment of 20,000 bitcoins ($7.2 million) to cease their attempted banking site disruptions. Security experts say such attacks are on the rise.
The SANS 2015 survey of the incident response capabilities of more than 500 security professionals found good news and bad news. The good news is that reported malware incidents, breaches, and remediation time declined slightly compared to last year, indicating a maturing of defenses and incident response...
The group of hackers who recently claimed to have hacked the CIA director's personal email account now says it has breached an FBI information-sharing portal. So far, the group has released contact information for about 2,400 law enforcement users.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks on banks are more powerful than ever, but we hear less about them than we did three years ago. How have attackers changed their tactics, and why should we be even more concerned about their strikes?