Data Breaches

Vacant White House cyber post draws concern amid global software breach

In the aftermath of a global cyberattack exposing personal data on millions of Americans, calls are growing for the White House to fill the top slot at the Office of the National Cyber Director.

No 'systemic risk' to government networks from latest breach, CISA says

The nation’s cyber defense agency confirmed it was providing assistance to several federal agencies that have been impacted in an apparent global cyberattack.

FTC charges Ring over 'disregard' for customer data security

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed stronger security protocols for home video surveillance company Ring after years of mounting concern over data privacy.

Lawmakers Want DHS to Assess National Security Risks of Doxing 

Proposed legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security to “evaluate risks posed to national security and civilian privacy” by the online release of individuals’ personal information.

Hack on Transportation Systems Exposes Employee Information

The Department of Transportation breach exposed the data of 237,000 current and former employees.

US Marshals to Unveil ‘Fully Reconstituted System’ Following Ransomware Attack

Offline since February, the new system will have improved cybersecurity countermeasures.

‘Human Error’ Exposed Lawmakers’ Personal Info in DC Health Data Breach

The benefit exchange’s director testified before a House Committee on the ongoing investigation into a data breach exposing DC residents’ and lawmakers’ data.

Genesis Black Market Dismantled, But Experts Warn of Potential Vacuum

A major coordinated effort took down the black market for stolen data, but experts warn the fight to secure data is ongoing.

Lawmaker and Staffer Health Data Exposed in Insurance Breach

The attack on local insurance company DC Health Link threatens to expose personal information of House lawmakers and Hill staffers.

US Marshals Service Hacked in ‘Major Incident’

This is the second time the agency has been hacked in recent years, adding to a growing number of agencies that have experienced cybersecurity incidents.

FCC Rule Would Require Telecom Providers to Immediately Disclose Sensitive Data Breaches

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule would require telecommunications providers to immediately notify consumers and federal agencies about any breaches involving “customer proprietary network information.”

FTC's Data Security Complaint Against Drizly Sets New Leadership Responsibility

The consequences of Drizly’s lax security measures could echo past the beverage delivery company.

Whistleblower Explains How Twitter Easily Skirted FTC’s Data Security Enforcement

The former public official—and legendary hacker’s—decision to expose what he described as a disastrous security environment at the company has prompted an unlikely alliance in Congress.