cyber breach News

Massive SolarWinds Hack Prompts Calls for U.S. Law Requiring Cyber Breach Reporting

A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday recommended that the U.S. consider requiring companies to disclose when they have been hacked. At the first public hearing before Congress since a massive cyber-attack by suspected Russian hackers was disclosed in December, …

Australian Securities Regulator Suffers Cyber Security Breach

Australia’s securities regulator said on Monday there was a cyber security breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit license applications where some information may have been viewed. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) said it …

FireEye, Major Cybersecurity Firm for Business and Government, Is Hacked

FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the United States, said on Tuesday that it had been hacked, likely by a government, and that an arsenal of hacking tools used to test the defenses of its clients had been …

Christmas Ransomware Attack Hit New York Airport Servers

An upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over Christmas, officials said. Officials at the Albany County Airport Authority announced Thursday that the attack came to light after Schenectady-based LogicalNet reported its own management …

Data Breaches That Take Minutes to Occur, Often Require Months to Discover

While it typically only takes a short amount of time for a successful breach to compromise data, the amount of time it takes for a breach to be discovered is more likely to be months. This means businesses susceptible to …

Vermont Hospital Email Hack Exposes Info of More Than 72,000

Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during an email hack. Rutland Regional Medical Center says the email accounts had information such as patient names, medical records and contact information, …

Oklahoma Securities Agency’s Computer Files Breached, Firm Says

The Oklahoma agency that protects investors from fraud is investigating whether its data was breached after a cybersecurity research team discovered that a computer server had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public. Oklahoma Department of Securities …

Ticketmaster UK Reports Possible Hack of Customer Data

Ticketmaster UK said it had identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers’ personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party. Less than 5 percent of …

Data Breach Victims Get Second Chance Against Barnes & Noble

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit seeking to hold Barnes & Noble Inc. responsible for customer losses from a 2012 data breach, where fraudsters tampered with payment verification machines known as PIN pads at 63 bookstores in nine U.S. …

Effects of Cyber Breaches on Corporate Bottom Line: Viewpoint

Cyberattacks are an increasingly common threat to business, with risk officers listing cybersecurity as their greatest concern and more than 2,200 confirmed data breaches in 2017, according to a new report from Verizon. The headlines about hacking often focus on …