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Cyber Attacks and Negligence Lead to Rise in Medical Data Breaches

America’s healthcare organizations are being attacked by data thieves, but the industry is not doing nearly enough to deal with the growing threat, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute.<p>These breaches are “increasingly costly and frequent, and continue to put patient data at risk,” the …

Identity Theft

SEC says cyber security biggest risk to financial system | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security is the biggest risk facing the financial system, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday, in one of the frankest assessments yet of the threat to Wall Street from digital attacks.<p>U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …

Cybersecurity

Good-Guy Hacker Finds Flaw that Could Have Drained $25B from an Indian Bank

Who needs a gun and a ski mask when you can just hack an app?<p>Last year, during a cold, gray, late fall weekend in Sweden, security researcher Sathya Prakash found out that with just a few lines of code, he could steal money from any or all customers of one of India's biggest banks—all because of …

Security

Scientists show telephone metadata can reveal surprisingly sensitive personal information

Most people might not give telephone metadata – the numbers you dial, the length of your calls – a second thought. Some government officials probably …

Survey Roundup: Poor Training, Bad Habits Jeopardize Company Data

By<p>Ben DiPietro<p>Ben DiPietro<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>A look at some recent surveys and reports dealing with risk and compliance issues. Send surveys and reports to wsjrisk@wsj.com.</i><p>Stinky Security Hygiene: A survey of 1,500 workers who use technology as part of their job by software firm …

GDPR

WhatsApp encryption pointless, researchers claim

The end-to-end encryption that was recently introduced by a number of chat apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram or Viber is actually pointless and does …

Researchers hack WhatsApp accounts through SS7 protocol

White Hackers from Positive Technologies demonstrate how to exploit SS7 protocol to impersonate WhatsApp and Telegram users and act on their …