• Driving Privacy Regulators Crazy: UK Probes Uber Breach

    'Deliberately Concealing Breaches' Escalates Fines, Privacy Watchdog WarnsBritain's data privacy watchdog has launched a probe of the massive 2016 data breach suffered by Uber. More than 12 months after the breach, the ride-hailing service is scrambling to notify 57 million individuals across multiple countries that their personal details were exposed. […]

  • Feds Indict Iranian Over 'Game of Thrones' Hacks

    Iranian National Charged With Extortion, Leaking Unreleased EpisodesU.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against an Iranian man charged with trying to extort entertainment company HBO for $6 million in bitcoins. The case marks a rare public naming of someone accused of cyber extortion, which poses an increasing risk for all organizations. […]

  • Uber Concealed Breach of 57 Million Accounts for a Year

    Firm Paid Hackers $100,000, But Was It Bug Bounty Reward or Extortion Payoff?Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a 2016 breach that exposed 57 million accounts belonging to customers and drivers, Bloomberg reports. But was the payment a bug bounty, as Uber has suggested, or really an extortion payoff and hush money? […]

  • House Committee Urges HHS Action on Medical Device Risks

    But Some Say the Request Doesn't Go Far EnoughA House committee is urging HHS to act soon on a recommendation made by its cybersecurity task force: Develop a description of the cyber risks of components of medical devices. But a task force member says Congress should be pressing HHS to take action on all of the panel's recommendations, not just one. […]

  • FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms

    The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. […]

  • FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown

    Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown. […]

  • FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP

    The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014. […]