A hacking incident at Australian non-bank lender Latitude Financial affected a far greater number of individuals than initially disclosed, the company said Monday. It now estimates that its mid-March cybersecurity incident affected 14 million people although it has just over 2.8 million customers.
Online counseling provider BetterHelp is facing at least three proposed class action lawsuits following its recent enforcement action by the FTC. Plaintiffs allege a variety of claims against the company, including invasion of privacy, violations of federal and state laws, and "outrageous conduct."
The French government imposed a ban on TikTok and other social media apps after concluding that "recreational apps" lack sufficient "levels of cybersecurity and protection of data to be deployed on administrative equipment," said Stanislas Guerini, the minister of transformation and public service.
A New York medical malpractice law firm will pay $200,000 and implement data security improvements to settle a HIPAA enforcement action by the state attorney general's office following a 2021 ransomware attack by LockBit. Law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach paid the hackers $100,000 in 2021.
Twitter says its source code was leaked by an unknown user on the popular open-source code collaboration platform GitHub. The social media giant requested a subpoena from a federal court Monday to force GitHub to provide details about the person behind the partial code leak.
Silicon Valley Bank's new owner plans to double down on business with venture capital and private equity firms and the portfolio companies they serve. VC and PE-focused business accounts form the largest segment of the combined $143 billion loan portfolio of First Citizens and Silicon Valley Bank.
The U.S. government limited its use of advanced surveillance software such as Pegasus through an executive order prohibiting agencies from buying licenses for spyware used by foreign governments to spy on dissidents. The order does not outright stop the government from purchasing spyware.
Stung by the FBI's infiltration and takedown of the Hive ransomware group, other ransomware operators have been retooling their approaches to make their attacks more effective and operations tougher to disrupt, says Yelisey Bohuslavskiy, chief research officer at threat intelligence firm Red Sense.
Indian police busted six members of an alleged criminal gang that sold the personal data of 168 million Indian citizens, including defense personnel and government employees. Cyberabad Metropolitan Police Commissioner Stephen Raveendra called the operation a national security risk.
Studies indicate that on average most enterprises use 25 to 49 security tools sourced from up to 10 different vendors. To make this environment easier to manage, CISOs should adopt an integrated approach driven by consolidation and automation, says Microsoft's Terence Gomes.
OT and SCADA security must be designed around protecting system availability, understanding OT-specific protocols and blocking attacks that target legacy systems commonly used in OT environments. CISO Hitesh Mulani of Mahindra & Mahindra shares advice on implementing OT security.
The business world is going through a phase of hyper transformation and hyper digitalization. So, the building blocks of a cybersecurity strategy are quite different from what they were a few years ago. CISOs now need to prioritize threats in the context of their businesses.
The increasing volume, frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks has made cyber resiliency a top priority for security leaders. But there are certain roadblocks to overcome before an organization can be cyber resilient, advise Samir Mishra and Navin Mehra of Cisco.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roles and responsibilities of CISOs were centered around protecting IT infrastructure. Today, however, the role has changed and is closely aligned with the business and its associated risks. A CISO is also the custodian of digital trust and privacy.
Cybersecurity startups that for decades turned to Silicon Valley Bank in a pinch will now find themselves working with a 125-year-old, North Carolina-based institution. First Citizens Bank has bought all Silicon Valley Bank deposits and loans from the FDIC, which rescued the bank after its collapse.