Stop the presses: Britain's Guardian Media Group has been hit by a "serious IT incident," believed to be ransomware, that appears to have encrypted numerous systems. Experts say ransomware groups love to strike over the holidays, adding pressure on victims to pay a ransom quickly and quietly.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why it is always a bad idea for organizations to pay hackers for data deletion, practical steps organizations can and should take to avoid being at the heart of a data subject complaint, and the latest efforts to tackle the ransomware threat.
A ransomware attack on the Irish healthcare system in 2021 has cost the government 80 million euros in damages and counting. The Irish Health Service continues to notify victims of the incident that their personal information was illegally accessed and copied.
Australian telecommunications provider Telstra apologized for accidentally publishing names, numbers and addresses of over 130,000 customers whose details were supposed to be unlisted. The company apologized for the error and blamed a "misalignment of databases."
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss ways organizations commonly founder when implementing a zero trust strategy, what the latest version of India's digital data protection bill means for CISOs, and how a 2022 data breach confirmed by Twitter may be worse than initially thought.
Is a four-month delay between learning your systems were breached and notifying affected customers acceptable? After spotting an attack in August, private utility South Staffordshire Water in England is only beginning to alert customers that they're at risk of identity theft.
Healthcare providers and their vendors often fear federal regulatory action, but do fines and corrective action many any difference at all? As breach cases have nearly doubled since 2018, federal fines dropped 93% in 2022, and some say the agency is understaffed and crippled by legal challenges.
What does the latest version of India's data protection bill mean for CISOs, and what impact does it have on security practitioners? Khushbu Jain, advocate, of the Supreme Court of India, shares some of the fine print in the draft legislation and discusses some changes that CISOs may need to make.
India's current Data Protection draft bill is a sea change from its earlier version. What works in the new bill and what does not work? Three experts share their views on the expected practical implementation of some of the requirements of the bill.
Cybersecurity experts warn that large healthcare and public sector organizations are continuing to get hit by "big-game hunting" attackers wielding Lorenz ransomware. Among the group's known victims are Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa and Salud Family Health of Colorado.
Over 5,000 major health data breaches since 2009 have affected the personal information of 370 million people. Ransomware gangs and hackers are targeting healthcare providers, insurance firms and partners at an alarming rate. Experts explain why it's such a dangerous game.
An Australian nonprofit children's charity warned about 80,000 donors of the compromise of their credit card and personal information resulting from a recent hacking incident. The Smith Family says the hacker failed to steal any charity funds but did manage to access donor data.
Trade-related services resumed Monday at Central Depository Services Ltd. in India, days after trading was suspended during a cyberattack Friday. All pending trades have now been settled, though brokers report some continued IT issues. The service says it appears that no data has been compromised.
Data breaches are tricky to cover, and we want to report on them in an ethical way. That requires picking what should be reported for informed public discourse but avoiding topics that may encourage attackers' efforts to shame victims into paying a ransom and anything resembling data dump voyeurism.
Cyberattackers love to strike on weekends and holidays - that's not news. What is news: These attacks cost more than weekday incidents, and they take a heavy toll on defenders. Cybereason's Sam Curry shares insight from the new study "Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays."