Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

“Hack-Back” Legislation May Get Senate Hearing. Critics Are Skeptical.

A bipartisan bill that could lead to private companies being allowed to “hack back” at cyber-attackers has been introduced in the Senate. The draft “Study […]

Law Firm Shuffle, As Gov’s Deleted-Text Lawsuit Grinds On In Missouri

The Missouri governor’s office, defending a lawsuit filed in 2017 by St. Louis attorney Mark Pedroli, has brought in new legal representation to take over […]

Nobody Home: What Happens When The Extortionist Goes Dark?

The ransomware organization REvil went dark on July 13, leaving at least one company that had paid a ransom without the decryption key that it […]

Public Site Now Tracks Ransomware Payments

Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent. World leaders are taking notice, but have yet to devise an effective response. A security expert who works with […]

How a Lawyer Handled a Ransomware Demand

An article in a freight industry trade journal describes how a South Carolina-based attorney guided a trucking company through a ransomware attack. The company was […]

Warning Re Trade Secrets: Employees With Access To Info Can’t “Steal” It

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Van Buren v U.S. dealt with a police officer misusing official data for his own purposes, but this decision […]

Intelligence Report On Lockbit Ransomware Gang

A survey released in mid-June says that up to 80 percent of businesses that paid ransomware demands have experienced a second attack, often by the […]

A Win For “Silent Cyber Coverage” In IL Supreme Court

Policy holders prevailed before the Illinois Supreme Court in a coverage dispute involving the closely watched Biometric Information Privacy Act. The court ruled that claims […]

Cyber Expert Investigating AZ Election Puzzles His Old Friends

The head of the cybersecurity firm leading the Arizona 2020 vote audit is a nice guy who just went off the rails, according to some […]

Spike In Vendor-Related Data Breaches

Increased reliance on third-party vendors to perform tasks requiring personal information resulted in a sharp increase in data security incidents involving vendors in 2020, a […]

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