Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

To Call the Feds Or Not To Call the Feds, That Is the Question

The Biden administration is warning ransomware victims that they should alert the feds of an attack, but ransomware gangs are threatening victims that they will […]

They Can Hack But They Can’t Haggle

Some ransomware gangs are threatening to destroy the data they’ve encrypted if the victim company calls in professional negotiators to bargain for decryption tools. In […]

The Million Dollar Question In Data Breach Lawsuits

The threshold question for determining if a consumer class action may proceed following a data breach is whether the plaintiffs have standing. For making that […]

Big Players, Big Promises, At White House Cybersecurity Conference

Some of the biggest players in the digital universe – including Apple, Microsoft and Google’s parent company, Alphabet – attended a White House conference with […]

New Technique to Fool Ransomware Protection

New Technique to Fool Ransomware Protection

A novel ransomware technique called “intermittent encryption” has emerged. It compromises Windows Servers using malware that scrambles every alternate 16 bytes of a file, which […]

New Ransomware Ploy: Bribe An Employee

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity company says it managed to establish communication with a ransomware group that had been contacting employees of some of its clients […]

Should Ransomware Payments Be Banned?

Ransomware attacks have become so extensive, and so expensive, that their effects ripple through the entire economy: They have in effect become a kind of […]

New Wrinkle In White Hat Hacking – Ransom Refund

An unidentified hacker who ripped off a decentralized finance platform for $600 million in funny money returned about $260 million, explaining that he, she or […]

Understand Cryptocurrency? Well, You Don’t Have To In Order To Vote For Taxing Its Brokers

A provision that addresses cryptocurrency survived bipartisan negotiations and remains in the recently passed Senate version of the infrastructure bill. An opinion piece by New […]

The Dicey Question Of Transparency After A Cyberattack

Solar Winds is said to have gone public the day after it learned from cybersecurity company FireEye about the spectacular beach it had suffered. “I’ve […]

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