Threat actors are using deepfakes to apply for remote employment at U.S. tech companies in a bid to gain access to corporate financial and customer data, internal databases and proprietary information. Fraudsters used stolen PII to make deepfake videos for personal interviews, says the FBI.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how Canada's Desjardins Group settled a data breach lawsuit for $155 million, how Facebook is being sued after allegedly violating patient privacy, and highlights from ISMG's Northeast Summit held in New York this week.
When building an insider risk management program, don't start "too large or too quickly," says Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon University. He says the first step is to protect your organization's critical assets and services and then "build a risk program appropriate to those assets."
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
The "Great Resignation" over the past year has created a host of concerns around both malicious and accidental data theft, says Code42 President and CEO Joe Payne. Even though employees often aren't looking to wreak havoc on their way out, a lack of understanding can lead to serious headaches.
A former IT consultant has been charged with allegedly hacking into a computer server of a healthcare company client that had months earlier denied him employment with the organization. Experts say the case spotlights insider threats that must not be underestimated.
While major hacking incidents regularly grab headlines, insider threats - including malicious individuals, careless workers and third-party contractors - continue to pose significant and sometimes underestimated risk to healthcare sector entities, federal authorities warn.
A high-ranking U.S. government official has been convicted of stealing the personal information of thousands of federal workers as well as government software. Murali Y. Venkata, 56, was acting branch chief at the DHS's Information Technology Division in the Office of the Inspector General.
Investment platform Cash App, a subsidiary of U.S.-based payments company Block, says it has been breached. The incident happened last year when a former employee downloaded reports containing Cash App U.S. customer information, including full names, brokerage account numbers and portfolio values.
Access Health, Connecticut's health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, experienced dozens of mostly small data breaches over about a 3 1/2-year period, and the vast majority involved one contractor, says an auditor report that recommends the exchange make improvements to data security.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report reviews the latest cyber resilience "call to action" from the White House and also explores authentication provider Okta's failure to inform hundreds of customers in a timely manner that their data could have been stolen by the Lapsus$ group.
The pandemic has raised the ante significantly for the attack surface and the level of insider threats facing healthcare sector entities, according to Dave Bailey, vice president of security services, and attorney Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance, of consultancy CynergisTek.
Insider risk and data loss prevention (DLP) are a top concern for organisations today. And it makes sense, with a distributed workforce and increasing reliance on technology, legacy, on-prem DLP technology hasn’t lived up to its promises.
That’s because data loss begins with people, whether careless, compromised...
Hacking incidents still dominate the major health data breaches being reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the first months of 2022 by far, with only one other type of breach appearing on the federal tally so far this year. Are organizations missing other breaches?
A consolidated legal case that includes allegations of embezzlement, trade secret theft and intimidation offers an inside look at a complicated and messy alleged insider breach reported last year by a Texas-based accountable care organization.