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Microsoft said it ended support for Windows 7 operating systems last month, but that isn’t stopping the company from issuing bug fixes, apparently. According to Windows Central, the company released an update last week that fixes the Windows 7 wallpaper bug that caused wallpapers set to “stretch” to appear as solid black images rather than […]
The idea of security breaches often brings to mind malicious attackers hacking into computer systems. However, past major health sector breaches have shown vulnerabilities are more often than not the result of healthcare system misconfiguration. While such breaches cause significant reputational damages, HIPAA fines can add insult to injury, with the healthcare sector average fine of […]
Bringing together the power of the top trade publications and websites in the U.S., the winners of the fifth annual Top New Technology (TNT) Awards at ISE have been announced. The program is designed to provide worldwide exposure for manufacturers exhibiting new products or services at the 2020 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Feb. 11-14. The […]
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged four Chinese nationals with hacking into credit reporting agency Equifax in a 2017 breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million U.S. customers. The indictment stems from the 2017 cyberattack on the credit agency’s networks. The breach resulted in a settlement of at least $575 million […]
The phishing emails sent to the Manor, Texas Independent School District in November led to three separate transactions totalling $2.3 million, according to ZDNet. The content of the emails and who made the payments is not yet known, but an employee discovered the scheme a month later, leading to the involvement of the FBI and […]
The University of Maastricht located in the Netherlands experienced a ransomware attack on December 24 and wound up paying the hackers 200,000 euros or $220,000 in bitcoin to unblock its computers, reports Reuters. “The damage of that to the work of the students, scientists, staff, as well as the continuity of the institution, can scarcely […]
Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE account for about 40% of the world’s 5G infrastructure market, and that could have dire security and economic impacts on the U.S., according to Attorney General William Barr. Allowing China to establish dominance in the space since the country could use that technology for monitoring and surveillance, Barr said […]
Fortified Health Security recently gathered data showing that 40 million Americans were affected by health data breaches in 2019 — a 65% increase from 14 million in 2018. The 2020 report, titled The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare, compiled yearly data from 2009 through 2019 and found last year was the highest number recorded since 2015 when 113.27 million […]
Microsoft revised its online service terms with European government leadership to offer better data protection for customers.