A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.
Similar to security deficiencies often found in the U.S. healthcare sector, weak security controls and practices are putting Australian patient data and hospital services at high risk for serious cyberattacks, according to a new government audit.
Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing a second warning about BlueKeep, a vulnerability that, if left unpatched, could allow an attacker to use a worm-like exploit to take over devices running older Windows operating systems. Security researchers warn that exploits are coming.
Post-GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act was the first piece of US legislation to emerge - but it's hardly the last. Attorney Sadia Mirza of Troutman Sanders talks about the potential impact of CCPA and other pending privacy legislation.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
Private equity firm Insight Partners has announced it's acquiring threat intelligence specialist Recorded Future in a $780 million all-cash deal, capping a week of significant deal-making activity in the global information security vendor market. Find out what other deals were announced.
A security researcher has found a significant flaw all versions of Docker, an open source container platform, that can give attackers read and write access to all the files within the host system, allowing them to execute arbitrary code. As of now, there's no patch available.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
On the sixth stop of a multi-city tour, ISMG and Sonatype visited San Francisco for an engaging discussion on how to mitigate risks introduced by open source software. Sonatype CMO Matt Howard discusses the relevance and value of this application security conversation.
One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled.
Reports that the city of Baltimore was attacked using a vulnerability in Windows originally stockpiled by the National Security Agency have triggered a blame game. Cybersecurity watchers are debating attacker culpability, patch management prowess and zero-day stockpiling.
A security researcher warns that nearly 1 million devices running older versions of Microsoft Windows remain vulnerable to a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol service that could enable attackers to use a worm-like exploit to take over unpatched machines.
Moody's has changed its financial outlook for Equifax to "negative" from "stable," reflecting concerns about how the credit reporting giant is recovering from the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans.
Instagram has revoked the access of an Indian social media marketing company after personal details of some of its users ended up in an unprotected database online. Instagram says the number of affected users - first reported at 49 million - is inaccurate, and the exposed data from Instagram was already public.