Canadian Government Breaches Exposed Citizens' Data: Report
Series of Breaches Occurred Over a Two-Year PeriodData breaches at Canadian government agencies exposed the personal information of approximately 144,000 citizens over a two-year period, according to a news report.
Amazon's Ring Mandates Two-Factor Authentication
Company's Action Follows Similar Move by Google NestAmazon's Ring is mandating the use of two-factor authentication for all users, a move designed to help stop creepy takeovers of the web-connected home security cameras. A passcode will be sent to a user's email address or by SMS.
Hacked Off: Patients Sue Ransom-Paying Hospital Group
Post-Ransomware Attack Lawsuit Against Hackensack Meridian Health Seeks DamagesHacked-off patients are suing New Jersey healthcare organization Hackensack Meridian Health for damages after it suffered a ransomware attack last December and paid attackers an unspecified ransom to unlock its systems.
Mobile Banking Users Targeted in SMS Phishing Campaign
Researchers Say Attackers Targeted American and Canadian Banking CustomersCybercriminals targeted mobile banking users by sending malicious SMS messages to their smartphones as part of a phishing campaign to steal account holders' information, including usernames and passwords, according to the cybersecurity firm Lookout.
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.