Cyberattack Disrupts Healthcare Services at 181 Facilities

A ransomware attack on California-based healthcare system Prospect Medical Holdings has caused widespread disruptions in multiple states. The attack affected 16 hospitals and over 165 clinics and outpatient centers, stretching from Connecticut to Pennsylvania to Rhode Island to Southern California. The extent of the data breach is still unknown, but healthcare facilities are scrambling to […]

Malware Poses Critical Infrastructure Threat to U.S. Military Operations

The Biden administration is investigating a serious cybersecurity threat: malicious computer code believed to be hidden deep within critical infrastructure networks. Suspected to be the work of Chinese hackers, the malware has raised concerns that it could disrupt U.S. military operations, particularly in the event of a conflict, and impact civilian life as well. The […]

Social Engineering: A Major Intrusion Vector

In the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity, social engineering remains a formidable threat, targeting the human element in an organization. Unlike traditional hacking methods that exploit technical vulnerabilities, social engineering relies on manipulating human emotions, curiosity, and trust to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or systems. Social engineering tactics can take many forms, such […]

Asante Cloud Joins Forces with Checkpoint, Increasing Cloud Security

The cloud has become an essential part of the modern business landscape. As businesses move their data and applications to the cloud, they need to take steps to protect their assets from cyber attacks. Cloud Guard is a cloud security solution that offers businesses a comprehensive and proactive approach to cloud security. With Cloud Guard, […]

Will FaceTime Get Pulled from the UK? Apple’s Warning Over UK Surveillance Law

Apple, the tech giant known for its commitment to user privacy and security, has issued a stern warning to the UK government amid proposed amendments to the controversial Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA). As the government opens an eight-week consultation on the potential changes, Apple’s concerns have sparked questions about the future availability of essential […]

Meta Releases Llama 2: Commercially Accessible AI Language Models Spark Controversy

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has recently announced Llama 2, a groundbreaking source-available family of AI language models. A notable feature of Llama 2 is its commercial license, allowing integration into commercial products, unlike its predecessor. Ranging from 7 to 70 billion parameters, Llama 2 has reportedly outperformed open-source chat models on various […]

U.S. Cyber Trust Mark: Strengthening Smart Device Security

The use of connected home devices is surging, but so is the concern about cybersecurity risks. In response to the growing threat of cyberintrusions on smart devices, the White House and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have unveiled a pioneering cybersecurity certification and labeling program: the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark. This initiative aims to enhance […]

Lawyer Faces Sanctions for Citing Fake Cases Generated by ChatGPT in Court

A lawyer’s use of the artificial intelligence bot, ChatGPT, during a routine personal injury lawsuit has sparked controversy as it provided fake legal cases that were presented in court. The incident has raised concerns about AI “hallucinations” influencing legal proceedings. In the case against Avianca Airlines, the attorney cited non-existent cases to establish precedent, leading […]

Schumer Urges Swift AI Regulation

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer emphasized the need for swift government action to regulate companies developing artificial intelligence (AI) tools, describing it as a “moment of revolution.” The New York Democrat revealed plans to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at maximizing AI’s benefits while addressing significant risks. While specific details of the legislation were not provided, […]

Justice Department Establishes NatSec Cyber Section to Combat Cyber Threats to National Security

The Justice Department has announced the creation of the National Security Cyber Section, also known as NatSec Cyber, as part of its ongoing efforts to address cyber threats that pose risks to national security. This new section, housed within the National Security Division (NSD), aims to enhance the department’s capabilities in combating malicious cyberattacks. Assistant […]