While major corporations and large government agencies have taken detailed, elaborate steps to guard against the problem, smaller municipalities, companies and organizations are in something of a bind. Protecting such small groups against ransomware (or at least improving their chances of recovering from an attack) can be time-consuming and costly.
Fred Cate, vice president for research at Indiana University, says data and privacy issues in the United States will always be difficult because an open society means people weigh their independence against the inconvenience of security.
The nation’s second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record amount to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.
The problem, which Facebook said it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company.
Many of the 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries are still struggling to recover from the attack of the so-called “WannaCry” virus.
An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom.
Several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software responsible for tens of thousands of attacks in more than 60 countries. In the United States, FedEx was among the apparent victims.
Dewand Neely recently spoke with IBJ about cybersecurity, the innovation his office is driving, and being one of only a few African-American state government CIOs in the country.
Phillip Fleitz was accused of helping send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers.
The center will be the first hub of the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center in Indianapolis. It is expected to monitor and defend state systems and networks from cyberattacks.
Security analysts and software developers at Rook Security worked with other IT security firms and the FBI’s Indianapolis office to develop a tool that can detect if any of the cyber-spying tools stolen from Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team programs have infected a computer.
Hackers stole Social Security numbers and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.
Anthem Inc.’s massive data breach reported early this year is now generating real cases of identity theft, according to allegations in a small but growing number of lawsuits filed across the country. But Anthem and the FBI say none of the stolen data has been sold on the black market.
Representatives from Indianapolis-base health insurer Anthem Inc. have canceled plans to speak publicly this week at Ball State University, where some employees have had their identities stolen.
A local senior home health specialist said he believes the identity thefts are connected to the recent cyberattack on Indianapolis-based health care insurer Anthem Inc., which covers Ball State employees.
Anthem Inc. spends $50 million a year and employs 200 people to keep its information technology secure. Yet the Indianapolis-based health insurance giant still left itself vulnerable to hackers on key fronts leading up to the theft of 80 million consumer records.