The Change Healthcare mega hack has taken nearly 120 of the company's IT products and services offline since Feb. 21, and that cyber disruption is having serious, widespread impact on the entire healthcare industry including major players, said attorney Sara Goldstein of the law firm BakerHostetler.
A defunct U.K. Home Office pilot project that tracked the whereabouts of 600 migrants violated British privacy law, the British data regulator said early Friday in London, giving the agency a deadline of nearly a month to bring its data processing requirements under compliance.
Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command told lawmakers Thursday the military branch is building out deployable teams of cybersecurity protection units and taking advantage of expanded authorities under a recent executive order to better protect Americas modern maritime infrastructure.
Ransomware group Rhysida is offering to sell "exclusive data" stolen from a Chicago children's hospital for $3.4 million on the dark web, while the hospital is still struggling to recover its IT systems, including its electronic health records and patient portal, one month after the attack.
The U.S. presidential election is still eight months away, but the FBI is already seeing its share of cyberattacks, nation-state threats and AI-generated deepfakes. According to FBI Agent Robert K. Tripp, "We're no longer considering threats as a what-if situation; it's happening now."
First-party fraudsters have shifted their focus from credit card fraud to deposit scams. In this evolving threat environment, financial institutions face new challenges from the increased use of synthetic identities and the difficulties in classifying first-party fraud, said BioCatch's Seth Ruden.
BlackCat claimed on its dark web site that it is behind the biggest healthcare hack so far the year - exfiltrating 6 terabytes of "highly selective data" relating to "all" Change Healthcare clients, including Tricare, Medicare, CVS Caremark, MetLife and more.
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The Health Sector Coordinating Council has issued a five-year strategic plan - "a call to action" - for healthcare and public health organizations to implement cybersecurity programs that do a better job of protecting their patients against the ever-rising tide of threats.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Jeff Brown, CISO for the state of Connecticut, and Lester Godsey, CISO for Maricopa County, Arizona, join ISMG editors to discuss AI-related threats to election security, safeguarding against cyber and physical threats and coordinating efforts for complete security.
In late 2023, the debut of ISO/IEC 42001 marked a major advance in AI standards, offering a systematic framework for AI management. Avani Desai of Schellman sees it as a "paradigm shift" that emphasizes managing AI-specific risks that are distinctly different from traditional concerns.
Britain's privacy watchdog ordered Serco Leisure, which operates nearly 40 leisure facilities, to cease using facial recognition and fingerprint scanning for clocking employees in and out, saying the company failed to demonstrate such technology was "necessary or proportionate."
As the volume of major health data breaches rises, the federal agency charged with investigating those incidents told Congress this week that it lacks the needed funding to keep up with its mounting workload. The agency also separately announced its second ransomware HIPAA breach settlement.
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant of Venable LLP joins editors at ISMG to discuss the state of secure identity in 2024, the challenges in developing next-generation remote ID proofing systems, and the potential role generative AI can play in both compromising and protecting identities.
It's not just medical device cybersecurity that's keeping some healthcare security leaders up at night - it's also the risks posed by other critical connected gear that patients and clinicians depend upon, said Ali Youssef, director of medical device and emerging tech security at Henry Ford Health System.