FBI Taking New Efforts to Prevent DDoS Attacks

With cybercrime being a global problem, law enforcement agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom have intensified their efforts to share information and combat illicit activity. Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) alert regarding “stresser/booter” services. These DDoS-for-hire services can be leveraged by cyber criminals, […]

Be Careful with Legacy Systems

The popular travel site Orbitz recently announced that a hacker may have stolen the private information of up to 880,000 of their customers over the course of two years. While data breaches at major organizations like this are nothing new (and have become far too common in recent years), the method through which this attack […]

Healthcare Breaches: The Newest Round of HIPAA Fines

A new HIPAA fine has been released, and it’s significant. Federal regulators have issued one of the largest HIPAA settlements ever in favor of 521 impacted individuals over Massachusetts-based healthcare organization Fresenius Medical Care (FMCNA). Cited specifically for a lack of risk analysis, FMNCA now ranks among one of the costliest HIPAA penalties issued, paying […]