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Indian Pharmaceutical Company Investigates Security Incident

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Reddy's Laboratories Says Plants in Four Countries Affected Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in India that's testing a COVID-19 vaccine, says it isolated its data center services Thursday following what it calls a "detected cyberattack


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IAM's Role in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Data Breach Today

Sandy Dalal of Allergan on Achieving Security Stability Mergers and acquisitions, along with cloud adoption, are rapidly changing the pharmaceutical industry. Sandy Dalal of Allergan talks about how identity and access management, along with zero trust, are bringing security stability

Biopharmaceutical firm Supernus Pharmaceuticals hit by Hive ransomware during an ongoing acquisition

Security Affairs

Biopharmaceutical company Supernus Pharmaceuticals discloses a ransomware attack, the Hive ransomware claims to have stolen company data. “Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. terabytes of data were exfiltrated. The document has not an information about the breach.

French pharmaceuticals distribution platform Apodis Pharma leaking 1.7+ TB of confidential data

Security Affairs

The CyberNews investigation team discovered French pharmaceuticals distribution platform Apodis Pharma leaking 1.7+ TB of confidential data. The archives include product data like product quantities and IDs, as well as warehouse data.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2021 – 223.6 million records breached

IT Governance

In November, we discovered 81 publicly disclosed cyber security incidents, accounting for 223,615,390 breached records. Data breaches. They’ll review the breach, mitigate the damage and ensure that you are up and running again as soon as possible. Data breaches.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2020 – 18.4 million records breached

IT Governance

The good news is that those data breaches and cyber attacks accounted for just 18,407,479 breached records. With that in mind, here is our complete list of October’s cyber attacks and data breaches. Data breaches. Data breaches.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2021 – 116 million records breached

IT Governance

For the second month in a row, ransomware has dominated our list of data breaches and cyber attacks. That partially explains why May’s total of 115,861,330 breached records is comparatively low. Data breaches. Data breaches.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached

IT Governance

It was another busy month in the cyber security sector, as we discovered 143 incidents that resulted in 1,098,897,134 breached records. Ransomware was again one of the biggest contributors to that total, accounting for almost one in three data breaches. Data breaches.

DOJ Seizes Fake Domains Impersonating Moderna, Regeneron

Data Breach Today

Prosecutors: Websites Spoofed Pharmaceutical Firms for ID Theft Federal investigators have seized two domains impersonating the pharmaceutical firms Moderna, which has begun shipping a COVID-19 vaccine, and Regeneron, which developed a treatment, according to the U.S.

The Right Way to Change Your Identity Service Providers

Data Breach Today

Takeda's Head of Security Authentication Discusses the Process and Challenges Markus Kalka, head of security authentication services at Takeda, talks about the challenges of changing identity service providers and shares the experience of consolidating three services into one at his company, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical.

Feds Warn Health Sector of Top Russia-Backed APT Groups

Data Breach Today

Alert Comes as Other Ransomware Assaults, Data Leaks Plague Medical Providers Federal authorities are alerting healthcare sector entities of threats posed by Russian state-sponsored cyber groups, including some linked to attacks on pharmaceutical and related firms.

New LookingGlass CEO Bryan Ware to Diversify Customer Base

Data Breach Today

New Attack Surface Management Tool Should Help Reach New Clients New CEO Bryan Ware plans to leverage LookingGlass' nascent attack surface management capabilities to capture clients in verticals such as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and utilities.

South Korea Claims North Korea Tried Hacking Pfizer

Data Breach Today

Reported Attempt at Stealing COVID-19 Data Comes in Wake of Global Warnings South Korean intelligence officials allege that North Korean hackers attempted to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment data by hacking the U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer

Pharma Giant Pfizer Leaks Customer Prescription Info, Call Transcripts


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How Do You Migrate PAM to the Cloud?

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Peter Gankin, head of identity and access management at Takeda, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company, shares his views Peter Gankin of Takeda Shares His Company's Journey What are some challenges of shifting on-premises PAM to the cloud, and how should one go about it?

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents. Data breaches. The post List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6

Healthcare Supply Chain Security: Updated Guidance

Data Breach Today

With the escalation of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain partners need to strengthen their security controls and defenses, say Vishwas Gadgil of pharmaceutical firm Merck and Ed Gaudet of the consultancy Censinet.

Alert: APT Groups Targeting COVID-19 Researchers

Data Breach Today

Password-Spraying' Campaigns Aimed at Stealing Research Data, US and UK Authorities Warn Authorities in the U.S. and U.K.

Safeguarding COVID-19 Research, Other Intellectual Property

Data Breach Today

As cyberthreats to medical research on COVID-19 - and other intellectual property - grow, organzations must take critical steps to prevent the theft of their "innovation capital," says Russell Koste, chief security officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Executive Order Focuses on Supply Chain Risk Management

Data Breach Today

Also to be reviewed: supply chain risks for information and communications technology and the pharmaceutical industry

Fraud Detection: Lessons From Novartis Case

Data Breach Today

Compliance Expert Thomas Fox on the Role Data Analytics Can Play Incidents of fraud at pharmaceutical giant Novartis that resulted in over $1 billion in fines worldwide might have been avoided if the company's compliance team used data analytics to detect patterns, says Thomas Fox, a compliance evangelist and author.

Data breaches: the financial cost of poor planning

IT Governance

Data breaches can have a wide-reaching impact. Not only can a data breach affect your organisation’s ability to fulfil its business objectives for at least a little while, but there is a significant financial cost associated with a breach of data, whether malicious or accidental. Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study considers the financial impact associated with a breach.

Identity Verification in Healthcare: Revamping a Framework

Data Breach Today

A 15-year-old identity framework originally designed for narrow use by pharmaceutical companies is being revamped and updated for broader use in healthcare, says Kyle Neuman, managing director of SAFE Identity, an industry consortium and certification body that's coordinating the project

Business Process Modeling Use Cases and Definition


It also combines process/ workflow, functional, organizational and data/resource views with underlying metrics such as costs, cycle times and responsibilities to provide a foundation for analyzing value chains, activity-based costs, bottlenecks, critical paths and inefficiencies. s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are requiring businesses across industries to think about their compliance efforts.

Making Internal Audits More Relevant

Data Breach Today

Prasanna Bharatan, internal auditor at the pharmaceutical company Wockhardt, outlines the important steps to take Wockhardt's Prasanna Bharatan on Why Audits Often Are Not Meaningful How can improve internal audits be improved and made more meaningful?

Over a billion records belonging to CVS Health exposed online

Security Affairs

This week WebsitePlanet along with the researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered an unsecured database, belonging to the US healthcare and pharmaceutical giant CVS Health, that was exposed online. Upon further research it was apparent that the data was connected to CVS Health.”

Open database leaves major Chinese ports exposed to shipping chaos?

Security Affairs

The freight logs of two major Chinese shipping ports have been leaking data, a problem which if left unresolved could disrupt the supply chain of up to 70,000 tonnes of cargo a day, with potentially serious consequences for international shipping.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 343

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Former Physician Convicted of Criminal HIPAA Violation

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The case was tied to providing a pharmaceutical salesperson access to patients' medical records Case Involved Unauthorized Access to Patient Records A former Massachusetts gynecologist has been convicted in a rare case involving a criminal HIPAA violation.

Digging the recently leaked Chinese Communist Party database

Security Affairs

KELA researchers analyzed a database recently leaked online that contains data for 1.9 The database was extracted from a server on April 16, 2016 by a local dissident, then a second source, dubbed “the Data Cleaner” uploaded it to activists’ private chat rooms.

Alleged docs relating to Covid-19 vaccine leaked in darkweb

Security Affairs

While the pandemic is spreading on a global scale, threat actors continue to target government organizations and entities in the pharmaceutical industry. The links to the documents have been shared by a newly created profile which was used only for the alleged data leak.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2020 – 1.5 billion records breached

IT Governance

By comparison, 2019 saw an average of almost 80 data breaches and cyber attacks per month. Several major incidents occurred in January, boosting the total number of breached records to a substantial 1,505,372,820. SuperCasino breached, with users’ personal info stolen (unknown).

Security Affairs newsletter Round 292

Security Affairs

Breaking News Hacking data breach hacking news information security news IT Information Security malware Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs Security NewsA new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

Using a 'Privacy by Design' Approach to GDPR Compliance

Data Breach Today

To prepare for compliance with the EU's GDPR, which will be enforced beginning in May, organizations must adopt a "privacy by design" approach, says Subhajit Deb, CISO at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, an India headquartered pharmaceutical company that does business in 11 countries

The hidden threats facing your intellectual property

IT Governance

When we consider the damage a data breach can cause, we tend to focus on the cost of breach reporting, potential fines and loss of reputation. For life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, this includes data on the development and testing of new therapies and details of how therapies are manufactured. The range of threats that organisations face make it impossible to eliminate the risk of a breach.

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68% of Pharma Executives Have Had Credentials Breached Online

Adam Levin

The online credentials for 68% of pharmaceutical executives analyzed for a study have been compromised recently. C-suite executives have been a frequent target for hackers and scammers, but Pierson identified some vulnerabilities specific to the pharmaceutical industry. “In

Privacy and Cybersecurity Top 10 for 2018

Data Matters

This past year was marked by ever more significant data breaches, growing cybersecurity regulatory requirements at the state and federal levels and continued challenges in harmonizing international privacy and cybersecurity regulations. The May 25, 2018 effective date for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will no doubt be a central focus of 2018. Data breach litigation risks. Data breach litigation may reach a turning point in 2018.

The Good, Bad, And The Ugly: Key Takeaways From California’s New Privacy Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

California law also requires businesses that suffer a breach of security to disclose the breach to consumers, and in some instances law enforcement, if sensitive information is compromised. In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and in the footsteps of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), California privacy advocates introduced a ballot initiative on October 12, 2017 called “The Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018” (No.

Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

Krebs on Security

The reader said the apparent culprit was the Snake ransomware , a relatively new strain first detailed earlier this year that is being used to shake down large businesses, holding their IT systems and data hostage in exchange for payment in a digital currency such as bitcoin.