A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a practice management and electronic health records vendor in the wake of a 2021 cyberattack affecting nearly 320,000 individuals. Among other demands, the lawsuit seeks a long list of security improvements by the company.
Ten U.S. senators this week wrote to the secretaries of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation inquiring about specific measures they plan to pursue to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure.
New York State Attorney General Leticia James detailed a credential stuffing investigation that showed the compromise of 1.1 million user accounts linked to "well-known" retail operations. The 17 companies involved reportedly agreed to put new measures in place to mitigate cyber risks.
Morgan Stanley agreed to a $60 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming the banking giant violated security compliance laws and provided negligent oversight when a third party did not properly decommission legacy IT systems in 2016 and 2019.
The U.S. government has taken notable moves to enforce cybersecurity regulation and propose legislation, says Andy Watkin-Child, founding partner of the Augusta Group. To help prepare for these shifts, he advises organizations to improve their "understanding in global regulation in cyber."
In the U.S., three states now have disparate data privacy laws - and more are coming. Meanwhile, China has enacted a new law that has global enterprises scrambling. How will these and other actions shape privacy discussions in 2022? Noted attorney Lisa Sotto shares insights.
A Republican senator will soon introduce a bill that, for the first time, attempts to regulate the cryptocurrency space. The bill would reportedly add investor protections, rein in stablecoins and create a self-regulatory organization under the jurisdiction of the SEC and CFTC.
Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah says the government has completed setting up the infrastructure for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems. But Shah's report says that only 2% of all cybercrime complaints were fully registered by police as first information reports.
The Department of Justice says it's thwarted a Sony Group insider who allegedly embezzled $154 million, converted the proceeds to bitcoin, and demanded a ransom payment to return the money. Authorities say the former Sony employee has been criminally charged in Japan.
A federal grand jury has handed down a superseding indictment expanding the charges filed against Joe Sullivan, the former CSO of Uber, for his allegedly covering up a 2016 data breach at the ride-sharing service from authorities and paying "hush money" to two hackers. Sullivan denies the charges.
The spyware of sanctioned Israeli firm NSO Group was reportedly detected on the smartphones of high-profile Polish figures associated with the nation's opposition party. And the spyware has also reportedly been tied to the phone of Hanan Elatr, wife of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
An Indian joint parliamentary committee has reintroduced set penalties for data violations after yielding to opposition demands. Some cyber law experts still believe it is unlikely organizations will be heavily penalized owing to deficiencies in the country's legal procedures.
A top U.S. Department of the Treasury official said financial regulators are prepared to extend existing authorities to rein in stablecoins, although Treasury officials hope instead that Congress will move on key legislation to regulate the space.
In an emergency directive issued on Friday regarding the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, CISA has required federal civilian departments and agencies to assess their internet-facing network assets and immediately patch the systems or implement appropriate mitigation measures.
Six U.S. senators sent a letter to the Treasury Dept. regarding new cryptocurrency regulation stemming from the infrastructure bill. The lawmakers urge Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to address concerns around the law, which requires a broad group of professionals to report information to the IRS.