Cybersecurity

 
 
  • IT Provider Discovers Massive Breach After Hacker Runs Out of Storage Space

    ArsTechnica reports that InfoTrax Systems, an IT provider, was first breached in 2014, when a hacker exploited vulnerabilities in the company’s network that gave remote control over its server. The FTC has now filed a complaint alleging...

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  • Human Rights v. Security At Issue In WhatsApp NSO Lawsuit

    Last month WhatsApp sued the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group for installing surveillance malware on the phones of more than a thousand users, including journalists and human rights activists. The suit doesn’t identify the NSO clients on...

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  • Cybersecurity Firm Said To Have Created Threats, Then Wooed Customers

    The founder was a former chiropractor who in 2003 perceived the need for a product that could address a pervasive species of cybercrime that uses the so-called “dark web.” It was pioneering work, and the enterprise was...

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  • More Spending, More Attacks

    Annual spending on cyber breach management activities increased an average of $282,750 from 2018 to $1.4 million this year, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. Nevertheless, there was a 17 percent increase in the number of companies...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Senate Bill Would Send Tech Execs To Prison For Data Misuse

    In the wake of continuing privacy violations and what some perceived as tone-deaf Congressional testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, some senators are taking a close look at a bill first introduced last year by Senator Ron...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Hackers Plead Guilty in Case That Uber Covered up

    Two computer hackers, Brandon Charles Glover and Vasile Mereacre, have pleaded guilty in an extortion scheme that resulted in a year long cover-up of a data breach. The hackers stole sensitive information belonging to about 57 million...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Congress May Be Getting Serious About Content Regulation

    Representatives of Google and Reddit appeared before a joint House committee, along with some industry experts, and were subjected to a bipartisan grilling. This is new territory, according to website Wired: Unlike previous hearings on internet content...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Ransom Attack Hits A Case-Management Provider; Client Law Firms Feel The Pinch

    One of the nation’s largest case-management firms has been targeted by a ransomware attack. Early in October, it alerted customers regarding what it first characterized as a security breach caused by a.....

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Hacks and Data Breaches in Graphic Detail

    A graphic illustration called the World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks is enough to give you the willies if you’re a chief legal officer. They’re shown as circles of varying sizes, all clickable for some background. The...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Preparing For The California Consumer Privacy Act

    U.S. privacy law will be fundamentally changed on January 1, when the California Consumer Privacy Act becomes effective. Covered businesses will need to provide California residents with a number of privacy-related rights, including the right to know...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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