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US Physics Laboratory Exposed Documents, Credentials

The Fermilab has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details, and credentials.

Intel, AMD Dispute Findings on Chip Vulnerabilities

Intel and AMD insist that users of their chips do not need to take any additional security measures as a result of the discovery because existing protections are adequate.

NIST Seeks Input on HIPAA Security Rule Guidance Update

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment as it plans to update its 2008 guidance for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule, which went into effect 20 years ago.

Florida Public Defender Suffers Malware Attack Potentially Impacting 500,000 Employee and Client Records

The Office of the Public Defender in southwestern Florida says malware attackers may have compromised the personally identifiable information of its staff members and clients.

What Are the Reasons Behind Health Data Breach Surge?

About 70 major health data breaches have been added to the federal tally in the last four weeks as ransomware attacks have persisted and breaches at vendors have affected clients.

Bank Groups Object to Proposed Breach Notification Regulation

The American Bankers Association and three other groups have voiced objections to provisions in a cyber incident notification regulation for banks proposed by three federal agencies.

Lazarus E-Commerce Attackers Also Targeted Cryptocurrency

Hackers with apparent ties to North Korea that hit e-commerce shops in 2019 and 2020 to steal payment card data also tested functionality for stealing cryptocurrency, according to the cybersecurity firm Group-IB.

Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Site Shuttered After Attack

All the Office of Unemployment Insurance websites and portals dealing with unemployment accounts were taken offline as state IT workers attempted to bolster systems' cybersecurity capabilities, officials say.

IG: Cybersecurity Weaknesses Persist in US Energy Dept.

Cybersecurity weaknesses persist throughout the U.S. DOE's unclassified networks, including those of the National Nuclear Security Administration, according to an inspector general audit.

Over 1 Million People Affected by Newly Revealed Accellion Health Data Breaches

Months after the December cyberattack on Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, the identities of more healthcare sector entities that were affected continue to come to light.

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