A government watchdog has begun auditing payments by state Medicaid agencies to hospitals participating in the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Find out about plans for other HITECH audits, including scrutiny of security.
A new U.K. government report accuses social networks of serving as a "safe haven for terrorists," inflaming what some see as tense relations in the post-Snowden era between the British government and Silicon Valley.
A massive international operation has resulted in the arrest of 118 people suspected of using stolen card data to buy airline tickets, or using fake tickets, thanks to big data capabilities for combating crime.
The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 10 confirmed a data breach that affected some of its information systems. This infographic offers a timeline of the breach investigation provided by an official during a Congressional hearing.
An ongoing legal dispute between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and its former contractor, Xerox, has led the state agency to report a breach it claims affected 2 million individuals. Learn what both sides have to say about the case.
The loss of a server at a Visionworks optical wear retail store in Maryland offers a reminder not only of the importance of encryption but also the value of good inventory management and data disposal practices.
Security researchers recently uncovered a new version of the Backoff POS malware, which offers several new features that make it tougher to eradicate. This infographic offers a roundup of a number of significant recent malware developments.
A former South Carolina state employee who pleaded guilty to five felony charges after he sent personal information about more than 228,000 Medicaid recipients to his personal e-mail account won't go to prison. Find out the details.
Legal experts are analyzing the potential national impact of a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that plaintiffs can sue for negligence if a healthcare provider violates HIPAA regulations for protecting patient privacy.
JPMorgan Chase in September confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber-attack that compromised customer information. This infographic provides an overview of what we know so far and what questions remain unanswered.