Specialty infusion company Amerita is facing a proposed federal class action lawsuit in the wake of a March cyberattack on its parent company, PharMerica, which reported a breach affecting nearly 6 million individuals. Amerita recently reported its own breach that affected about 220,000 people.
This week: Johnson Controls suffers a ransomware attack, the Philippine state health insurance program struggles to recover from a ransomware and Air Canada reports a cyberattack. Also: an APT group uses the American Red Cross as bait and new malware targets would-be users of Bitwarden.
Welcome to "Cyber Fail" - ISMG's roundup of all that's broken in the world of cybersecurity, where our panel of experts uncovers the fails so we can strengthen our defenses. In this episode, ISMG host Anna Delaney takes on bumbling cybercrooks, avoidable breaches and the ethics of paying a ransom.
A Chinese hacking group linked to state authorities has upgraded its capabilities to target companies with headquarters in the United States and East Asia, warns an alert from Japanese and American cyber agencies. The group, BlackTech, has a customized firmware backdoor tailored for Cisco routers.
CISA Director Jen Easterly urged citizens to boost their defenses by choosing strong passwords, opting for multifactor authentication, reporting phishing and enabling automatic software updates. Easterly said users should choose passwords that are complex and unique to each sensitive account.
Microsoft updated Windows 11 on Tuesday to simplify passwordless adoption, protect against malicious code and have the ability to refresh configuration in the event of tampering. Updates to Windows 11 allow users to replace passwords with passkeys to stop hackers from exploiting stolen passwords.
CyberArk, BeyondTrust and Delinea maintained their spots atop Gartner's privileged access management Magic Quadrant, while One Identity, Wallix and Arcon fell from the leader ranks. Over the past half-decade, PAM has gone from being required for large companies to being an insurance prerequisite.
Security practitioners are skeptical of Cisco's proposed $28 billion Splunk purchase given the networking giant's track record around funding and investing in previous acquisition targets. Forrester's Allie Mellen expects some customers to try out other SIEM tools given Cisco's heritage in hardware.
Under new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules, companies must disclose material cybersecurity incidents and annually report on cybersecurity risk management, strategy and governance. Alex Hamerstone, advisory solutions director at TrustedSec, discussed the challenges ahead.
The count of organizations affected by the Clop ransomware group's most recent mass targeting of Progress Software's secure file transfer software doubled last week. National Student Clearinghouse warned that data tied to nearly 900 colleges and universities had been stolen from its MOVEit server.
An Ohio community college is notifying 290,000 people of a data theft breach this spring that may have compromised their personal and health information. Security researchers say small schools such as this are now favored targets. Some 80% of schools have reported hacking incidents in the past year.
This week, Colombia grappled with the aftermath of a ransomware attack against IFX Networks, Clorox suffered product shortages, a glitch allowed T-Mobile users to access other users' data, California passed restrictions for data brokers and Finland seized a dark web marketplace.
Cisco's proposed $28 billion buy of Splunk allows businesses to move from threat detection and response to threat prediction and prevention by combining XDR and SIEM. The deal brings together Cisco's newly released XDR platform with Splunk's long-standing SIEM technology.
A recent, brief disruption at Canadian airports is a reminder that Russia-aligned hacking groups' bark remains worse than their bite. Experts say these groups' impact largely remains minimal, which begs the question of how they disrupted arrival kiosks across Canadian airports.
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