A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
Following a spate of cyberattacks and data breaches affecting millions of Australians, the government‘s cybersecurity minister recently announced the formation of a task force that will hunt down hackers and said she is contemplating a ban on ransomware payments.
Apple, Google and Microsoft supported a new common passwordless sign-in standard, and a key Senate committee approved the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2022. How will these moves pay off in 2023? Identity security expert Jeremy Grant weighs in on trends and predictions for the new year.
A New York-based firm that provides anesthesiology administrative services to 100 surgery centers and medical offices across the U.S. is facing at least five proposed federal class action lawsuits following a July hacking incident that affected some of its clients and over 450,000 of their patients.
A U.S. federal district judge said users would be "shocked to realize" that Facebook collects patient data. Plaintiffs suing the social media giant asked the judge to enjoin the company from intercepting health data and communications through its Pixel web tracking tool embedded into patent portals.
SolarWinds, maker of network management software famously hacked by the Russian government, may be the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after staff made a preliminary determination in its favor. The company says it will contest the staff recommendation.
A U.S. senator is suggesting adding cybersecurity standards to the list of federal prerequisites for medical practice participation in Medicare. Cybersecurity is a patient safety issue, says Mark Warner (D-Va.). He today released a slew of proposals for augmenting healthcare cybersecurity.
A second healthcare entity is self-reporting its use of Facebook Pixel in web patient portals as a data breach to federal regulators. North Carolina-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals told federal regulators it disclosed to the social media giant patient information of half a million individuals.
The chief executive of alcohol delivery app Drizly is set to come under a decadelong requirement imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to ensure whatever company he oversees has an information security program. A hacker stole customer records of 2.5 million individuals from Drizly in 2020.
Advocate Aurora Health is notifying 3 million individuals of a health data breach involving the organization's "previous" use of web tracking tools from tech vendors including Google and Facebook's parent company, Meta. The entity says it has disabled or removed those tracking services.
A study by data privacy firm Lokker found thousands of healthcare providers deploying Facebook Pixel and other similar tracking tools. Those trackers reveal "medical and other data that consumers don't know is being tracked and haven't authorized," says Ian Cohen, Lokker's chief executive officer.
Fast-fashion clothing giant Shein has been fined $1.9 million by the New York state attorney general for multiple failings tied to a massive 2018 data breach, including substandard password security as well as failing to alert users or force password resets in a timely manner.
European lawmakers advanced legislation for a continentwide framework for digital identity after agreeing to provisions assuring online anonymity and local storage of digital documents. The European Commission first proposed in 2021 a framework for a digital identity accepted in all member states.
A Baltimore, Maryland-based healthcare organization has agreed to spend nearly $8 million improving and maintaining its data security as "injunctive relief" to settle a class action lawsuit involving two data breaches that affected a total of about 540,000 individuals.