The massive cyber-attacks targeting health insurers Premera Blue Cross and Anthem Inc. make it clear that hackers increasingly view large healthcare organizations, especially payers, as attractive targets.
When Todd Davis helped found LifeLock in 2005, ID fraud was a niche consumer issue. Today it's a major enterprise risk. What are today's top fraud threats, and where are some of the surprising security gaps?
A bill to be introduced by Rep. Mike McCaul would designate DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as the portal for sharing cyberthreat information. The measure will spell out liability safeguards for those sharing data.
Microsoft has revoked a fraudulent SSL digital certificate issued in the name of its Finnish Windows Live service. But security experts warn that some software may "trust" the certificate for years, so it could be exploited in phishing campaigns.
Experts analyze a news report that the investigation into the hack attack against JPMorgan Chase could result in criminal charges being filed in the "coming months" because investigators believe at least some suspects can be extradited.
More hackers are holding data for ransom, demanding everything from bitcoins to the shutdown of nuclear reactors, under the threat of leaking sensitive information. But it's not clear how many such attacks generate revenue for attackers.
A proposed national data breach notification bill to usurp 47 state statutes could make it easier for businesses to notify consumers of a breach. But is that worth weakening PII protections some states offer? Massachusetts plans to do battle.
Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
Google has warned Google Apps administrators that their private Whois contact information has been exposed. The leak affects more than 282,000 administrators, and places them at greater risk of ID theft and spam attacks, according to Cisco.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has passed a cyberthreat information sharing bill known as CISA, but it's unclear whether it provides liability protections for businesses and privacy safeguards for citizens that would receive White House approval.
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
The federal government plans to let businesses lead the way in creating standards for new cyberthreat information sharing and analysis organizations, much as it did when it created the cybersecurity framework.
Both Microsoft and Apple this week released patches to address the so-called "Freak" flaw in SSL/TLS. Microsoft also released a fix that addresses a failed 2010 patch for a vulnerability that was exploited by the Stuxnet malware.
A former customer service representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is among 11 individuals recently arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scheme that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit fraud.