The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to consumers about cybercriminals targeting people through maliciously crafted quick response - or QR - codes that direct them to links where their credentials and financial information are siphoned off.
Vision benefits provider EyeMed has agreed to pay $600,000 and implement a long list of data security improvements as part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office following a 2020 email breach that affected 2.1 million individuals, including nearly 99,000 New Yorkers.
Cyberattacks remain a critical security concern - and a top patient safety hazard - for the healthcare and public health sector in 2022, federal authorities and other experts warned this week. Will recent takedowns of ransomware criminal gang members by law enforcement agencies help?
The European Union has initiated plans to build its own high-performance and secure DNS resolution infrastructure to reduce reliance on a few public DNS resolvers operated by non-EU entities. The service, named DNS4EU, is to be made available to all EU citizens and organizations.
Data on more than 515,000 "highly vulnerable people" has been compromised as the result of a supply chain cyberattack, the International Committee of the Red Cross has disclosed. The organization's humanitarian activities are already being impacted.
India's Personal Data Protection - or PDP - Bill is "a useful framework that requires organizations to analyze the sensitivity of data that they collect and process and use this analysis to adopt a customized cybersecurity plan," says Keshav Dhakad, general counsel and group head of corporate, external and legal...
Privacy regulators in Europe last year imposed known fines totaling more than $1.2 billion under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, including two record-breaking sanctions, law firm DLA Piper finds. The total value of fines in 2021 was nearly a sevenfold increase from that seen in 2020.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
A security researcher in Germany says he's discovered a software flaw affecting a small number of Teslas, allowing him to unlock doors and windows, start vehicles without keys and disable security systems. The flaw, however, does not affect steering, acceleration or braking.
The Cyberspace Administration of China's new regulation for companies that offer algorithm-based recommendation services has been met with caution. Some statements in the regulation, which is to go into effect on March 1, are vague enough to be abused, and confidentiality is also a concern.
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.
French data protection agency CNIL has imposed fines of $170 million on Google and $66 million on Facebook for not complying with cookie regulations. The watchdog has ruled that the firms should make opting out of cookies as simple as opting in, or pay a $113,000 fine for each day of delay.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the recent surge in Russian cyber interference in Ukrainian government and civilian networks, the impact of China's privacy law, and the battle against cryptocurrency cybercrime.
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.
Chinese government agencies are reportedly using "sophisticated" software - including the acquisition of surveillance tools - to monitor popular social media sites and collect information on Western officials and journalists, according to a recent investigation by The Washington Post.