Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Fortnite a Bonanza For Cybercriminals

The online video game Fortnite that attracted over 350 million players within three years of its launch is setting another record. Thousands of stolen Fortnite…

Portrait Of The Artist As Identity Thief

The son of a family that owned an electronics store in Vietnam, Hieu Minh Ngo got his first computer around the age of 12.  Attending…

Tips To Avoid Compromised Contractor Accounts

Companies rely on contractors, and often give them user accounts with access to sensitive data, but the risk of contractor account compromise appears to be…

Uber Security Chief Faces Two Felony Charges For Hiding Breach

A complaint filed in federal court in California on Aug. 20 charges Uber’s former security chief with organizing a cover-up of a breach in which…

Are You Required To Report a Ransomware Attack?

Whether a ransomware attack constitutes a reportable data breach under any data breach disclosure laws, regulations or other requirements is a vexed question, and according…

Univ. of Utah Pays Ransomware Gang

The attack was a classic – a criminal group stole sensitive files from the University of Utah before encrypting their files and threatened to release…

How To Foil a Ransomware Attack In the Planning Stage

It takes two to four months for a ransomware attack to move from the initial security breach to delivery of the ransomware, so hundreds of…

Wave of Cyberattacks Hits Health Care

Covid19 has hit hospitals and other health care institutions particularly hard, infecting workers, drastically reducing revenue and tearing into security defenses and exposing patient data…

Cap One Sanctioned For Lax Security, Hacker/Stalker To Face Trial

Capital One will pay $80 million to settle regulators’ claims that its cybersecurity protocols were lax and inefficient. A Seattle-based software engineer hacked into a…

Gateways Into Corporate Networks Hacked

A hacker has published a list of plaintext usernames and passwords, along with IP addresses for more than 900 (as many as 1800 according to…

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