CareFirst customers granted right to sue over 2014 cyberattack
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's decision to dismiss a class action suit on Tuesday.
Only half of U.S. firms have cyber insurance, fewer than in U.K., Canada
About half of U.S. businesses say they don't have cyber risk insurance, compared to fewer than a third in the U.K., and the healthcare sector is lagging the worst, according to a recent survey.
HHS working on cyber guidelines for health industry
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, taking a cue from Congress, has begun developing principles and best practices for cybersecurity in health care, officials said Tuesday.
Abundance of stolen healthcare records on dark web is causing a price collapse
An abundance of leaked patient records stolen and posted for sale to the dark web in recent months by hackers has caused prices to drop, according to new research provided to CyberScoop and conducted by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and cybersecurity firms Flashpoint and Intel Security.
Report: 240,000 healthcare records were breached last month
So much for ransomware: A new report finds that the majority of breaches are caused by insiders rather than the popular malware variant that has become nearly synonymous with the larger healthcare industry.
When paying to escape ransomware goes wrong
Ransomware's success is helping foster a marketplace to sell, buy and develop different versions of the malware. However, in the race to create high impact, low-cost and at times free ransomware variants, experts tell CyberScoop that hackers occasionally design faulty software that ultimately fails to do what it promises: decrypt a victims data once a ransom is paid in full.