Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Impersonator, Using Password “Help,” Breaches 401K Account

A hacker convinced a 401K “record keeper” for Abbott Labs to change an employee’s account password, and then managed to sprit away $245,000. The record…

Managing a Data Breach Defensibly

In-house legal teams need a process for response and proper notification when data breaches occur, and they will occur. There were more than 3800 data…

Extortion With a Smile

As the ransomware racket has evolved it has become both more commercial and more professional. New ransomware gangs have adopted the language and practices of…

Beyond Data-Breach: The Future Of Cyber Warfare

A new documentary looks at the brief history and future prospects of “The Perfect Weapon,” the title of both the documentary and the book on…

Law Enforcement Launches Tech Attack On Ransomware

Someone or some organization has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, a collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows…

Flow Chart For Communication After A Data Breach

From the UK, an information security website lays out a systematic communications strategy for companies that have suffered a data breach. This post, a summation/analysis…

Consumers Will Ditch Cyber-Attacked Companies

According to a poll taken by KPMG, most consumers would take their business elsewhere if they found out that a company had suffered a cyber-attack…

Legal Fight
Cyber Expert’s Legal Fight Over A Stolen Pistol

A cybersecurity expert who has Top Secret clearance with the Defense Department and was an “integral architect in the development of the Air Force’s first cyber weapon system,” has sued Red McCombs Toyota…

Healthcare Clobbered By Ransom Attacks, No End In Sight

A healthcare industry security publication reports a spate of apparently successful ransomware attacks, in which hackers posted some of the data they claim to have…

Reactions to Tyler Technologies Data Breach

Texas-based Tyler Technologies sells services to state and local governments including tax software, software for courts, and enterprise financial software systems. It had more than…

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