Canadian Agency Narrowly Avoids Breach from Zero-Day Flaw

No Data Lost, But Tax-Filing Website Shut Down as a PrecautionCanadian authorities narrowly escaped a data breach by stopping an intrusion at the country's statistics agency. The cyberattack used a zero-day...

$5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement for Florida Provider

Case Involves Insider Breaches Tied to Tax FraudFederal regulators have signed a $5.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Florida-based healthcare system for breaches related to unauthorized employee access to more than...

Intercontinental Hotels Confirms Breach

Malware Intercepted Payment Card Data at 12 Hotels' Restaurants and BarsInterContinental Hotels Group is warning customers that malware infected point-of-sale devices at a dozen of its hotel restaurants and bars in...

$475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Tardy Breach Notification

Incident Involved Relatively Small Breach of Paper RecordsIn a reminder of HIPAA's tough requirements for breach notification, federal regulators have issued a $475,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan for Chicago-based...

Groups Say NIST Must Better Address Healthcare's Cyber Needs

HIMSS, CHIME, AMA Submit Comments on Framework UpdateNIST's proposed update to its cybersecurity framework needs to better address specific concerns of the healthcare sector, say some industry groups commenting on the...

Revised Cybersecurity Executive Order Seen as More Moderate

Security Experts Say Draft of Revamped Trump Order Builds on Obama's PoliciesA heavily revised draft of President Donald Trump's executive order on cybersecurity lays out initiatives to build upon the Obama...

Pediatric Practice Reports Ransomware Attack

Systems Restored Quickly, But Signs of Possible Network AccessA Texas-based pediatric practice is the latest healthcare entity to report a major data breach following a recent ransomware attack, despite the organization's...

Taiwan Sentences Money Mules in ATM Attacks

2 Other Arrests Made, But Authorities Still Seeking 19 More Suspects in Alleged Crime RingThree Eastern European men have been sentenced to five years in prison for their roles in helping...

Retail Breaches and the Payoff from Information Sharing

Brian Engle of R-CISC on the Changing Face of CybercrimeIt has been roughly two years now since the advent of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center. How has information sharing improved...

Cancer Charity Latest Apparent Victim of 'TheDarkOverLord'

Server and Backup Wiped Out, But Victim Refuses to Pay RansomA small Indiana charity that provides support services to cancer patients is the latest apparent victim of a hacker identified as...

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Firefox Browser vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack

A critical vulnerability resides in the fully-patched version of the Mozilla's Firefox browser that could allow well-resourced attackers to launch man-in-the-middle (MITM) impersonation attacks...