In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss highlights from Verizon's 16th annual Data Breach Investigations Report, what's on the mind of CISOs in Malaysia and the Philippines, and how the U.S. SEC sued crypto trading platforms Binance and Coinbase over securities violations.
The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed federal prosecutors' ability to bring identity theft charges in an opinion holding that misuse of another person's identification must be the crux of a criminal offense "rather than merely an ancillary feature of a billing method."
A former employee of an Arizona hospital has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution to victims after pleading guilty to criminal HIPAA violations and his participation in an identity theft scam that compromised the data of nearly 500 patients.
A Chinese espionage threat group is using a novel backdoor to bypass popular Indonesian antivirus tool Smadav. Targets include European embassies in Southeast and East Asia. Smadav treats processes with no windows as suspect. The APT gets around that by opening a window not visible to users.
Hackers have exploited a critical zero-day vulnerability in Progress Software's managed file transfer offering in several customer environments. Progress warned of a critical SQL injection vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer that allows for "escalated privileges and potential unauthorized access."
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Online sports retailer Sports Warehouse has agreed overhaul its security program and pay a $300,000 fine to New York State after hackers stole 20 years' worth of payment card data and customer information the company was storing in plaintext on its e-commerce server.
Check fraud is back although, technically, it never went away. Today, cybercrime groups are openly hawking fraudulent check schemes on the Telegram messaging app. Check fraud is easier and more accessible, and it’s back in the headlines. Experts say banks need to adopt new solutions to curb losses.
An insurance provider that services many state Medicaid agencies and the Children's Health Insurance Program told regulators that hackers compromised the personal and protected health information of nearly 9 million patients in an incident discovered in March.
Australian consumer lender Latitude Financial Services anticipates its spring cybersecurity incident will cost it up to AU$105 million, which includes a five-week period during which debt collection systems were severely affected by the attack.
Security researchers discovered an Iran-linked APT group carrying out a new chain of ransomware attacks against Israeli organizations. Check Point said attackers surprisingly carried out most of the activity manually over RDP but warned they are growing better at coding malware and using tools.
State-aligned hackers are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses worldwide, as SMBs are more likely to be under-protected against cybersecurity threats such as phishing campaigns, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.
The U.S. government sanctioned four entities and one individual involved in helping to funnel payments from malicious activities to support the Democratic People's Republic of Korea government's illicit activities such as unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
A practice management software firm has agreed to pay a $550,000 fine and implement a comprehensive data security program to settle an enforcement action by New York state regulators after a 2020 ransomware attack that affected 1.2 million individuals nationwide, including 428,000 New Yorkers.