NSO Group CEO-designate Itzik Benbenisti, currently NSO's co-president, has resigned from the Israel-based intelligence company, citing its blacklisting by the U.S. Department of Commerce last week. But the company has other troubles, too.
New Jersey state regulators have smacked two vendors with a hefty financial settlement and corrective action plan for their involvement in a 2016 printing and mailing mishap that compromised the health information of nearly 56,000 residents.
The U.K. Supreme Court has blocked a $4.3 billion class action lawsuit against technology giant Google. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2017, alleges that Google accessed millions of iPhone users’ personal information illegally between June 1, 2011, and Feb. 15, 2012.
U.S. SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw urges DeFi developers to approach the financial regulator in an effort to bring projects in line with existing securities laws. Though praising the DeFi's innovative nature, the commissioner says it lacks transparency and is hindered by on-chain pseudonymity.
Two recently reported hacking incidents - each affecting tens of thousands of individuals - serve as contrasting examples of the wide range of time and difficulty it takes for some entities to determine and report protected health information breaches.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has blacklisted cryptocurrency exchange Chatex, along with a network of entities the department says support it, for allegedly facilitating ransomware-related financial transactions. This action effectively bars Americans from doing business with the company.
A federal grand jury has indicted the owner and manager of several medical testing labs for his alleged connection with more than $100 million in fraudulent COVID-19-related and other healthcare services billing using Medicare beneficiaries' private information.
Congress has passed the $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill, which will inject $1.9 billion in new cybersecurity funding for the federal government. The bill, long held up in Congress, passed the House on Friday and moves to the desk of President Joe Biden, who plans to sign the measure into law.
The U.S. Department of Justice says one Ukrainian man has been arrested and a Russian man indicted for launching devastating REvil ransomware attacks against software company Kaseya and the state of Texas. Separately, Europol announced the arrest of a further five REvil affiliates since February.
Marcus Rameke of Nikko Asset Management Group in New Zealand shares how he led the digital transformation journey to enable it to fulfill new business requirements using an agile approach that made staff more mobile and able to achieve better productivity and revenue and improve client satisfaction.
Following the arrest of suspected Clop ransomware operation members in Ukraine, Red Notices issued by Interpol seek the arrest of six more members of the Russian-speaking crime group, as part of what law enforcement agencies have dubbed Operation Cyclone.
The U.S. deputy attorney general said this week that the nation is ramping up efforts to cripple ransomware operations and other cybercrime through arrests and seizures of ransom payments. The Biden administration has called ransomware a threat to national security and an economic threat.
A recent large hacking incident and a separate vulnerability disclosure involving two different vendors' products related to electronic health records serve as reminders of the potential risks these systems can pose to patients' protected health information.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Ransomware incidents are becoming a major cause of health data breaches affecting millions of individuals that have been reported so far in 2021, according to the latest additions to the federal tally. What else is topping the list?