A U.K. resident who was a member of The Dark Overlord hacking group pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The group targeted several healthcare organizations and others.
TikTok and WeChat both received reprieves over the weekend that helped avert U.S. blocks of their social media apps. President Donald Trump says he has given his "blessing" to a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a stake in TikTok's U.S. operations. Separately, a federal judge suspended a WeChat ban.
Dunkin' Brands' settlement with the New York state attorney general of a lawsuit tied to a 5-year-old data breach affecting its Perks rewards cardholders could open the door to suits by other states - as well as customers.
Federal prosecutors have unsealed indictments charging five Chinese suspects - alleged members of the China-linked APT41 hacking group - with breaching more than 100 companies, government agencies and other organizations around the world.
Potentially capping a fraught political showdown, China's TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has chosen Oracle to be its U.S. "technology partner," rejecting a bid by Microsoft. But Chinese state media suggests reports of a deal might be premature.
A bipartisan bill looks to take some initial steps toward creating nationwide digital identity standards that can address a range of security issues, including theft and fraud stemming from data breaches. The legislation is backed by the Better Identity Coalition.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against Google and the University of Chicago Medicine involving complex privacy and other issues related to the use of patients' de-identified electronic health record data. But the court left the door open to filing an amended complaint.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.
Blackbaud is one of a growing number of organizations that say they paid ransomware attackers primarily for their promise to delete exfiltrated data. A class action lawsuit filed against the software vendor in the wake of its breach notification questions whether attackers' promises have any merit.
A former Cisco engineer has pleaded guilty to causing $1.4 million in damages to his former employer. Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh admitted to deleting 456 virtual machines that affected 16,000 WebEx accounts for weeks, according to the Justice Department.
Federal prosecutors have charged Uber's former CSO, Joe Sullivan, with covering up a hack attack and data breach. It's apparently the first case that involves attempting to hold a security officer personally responsible for a breach - beyond simply being fired. Is this the start of a trend?
A federal court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed against medical transcription company Nuance Communications in the wake of a 2017 NotPetya ransomware attack illustrates how contract terms can affect legal outcomes.