Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Telecommunications Firm Breach Nabs Two Million Customers’ Data

On Oct 2 the telecommunications firm Optus posted an online video in which CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said more than 2 million customers had their […]

MBAs Hire Moving Company To Provide Cybersecurity

In 2015, some of the finest minds on Wall Street went to work on a knotty problem: How to dispose of old computers containing hard […]

Lloyd’s Bulletin Y5381 Has The Market In A Tizzy

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Issued on August 16, with the title “State backed cyber-attack exclusions,” Lloyd’s Market Bulletin Ref: Y5381 says in part that all cyber-attack policies falling within […]

Dangerous Hybrid: “Psychological” Cyber Crime

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Sophisticated cyber-engineering skills are not required. At work here is a new iteration of an old archetype, the con artist who “cajoles, flatters, feigns ignorance […]

Big Hotel Company Hacked

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InterContinental Hotels’ (IHG) online booking systems and other services were interrupted by a cyberattack on Sept. 5. IHG operates 17 hotel brands worldwide, with offices […]

Are Biometric Privacy Liability Risks Covered by Insurance?

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When taking surveys, general counsel rank privacy liability at the top of their list of concerns, and rightly so. Privacy litigation presents a growing source […]

Ransom Paid, Data Leaked Anyway

Stealing sensitive data is now routine for ransomware attackers, who threaten to release it if the ransom isn’t paid. Victims of ransomware attacks have very […]

Too Smart to be Fooled by a Phisher?

In August 2022, Twilio, Cloudflare and Cisco said phishers tricked their employees into revealing their credentials. Employees of all three companies received text messages or […]

Lawyers, Journalists Sue CIA & Pompeo, Claim Their Phones Were Stripped

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The CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo are being sued by journalists and attorneys who claim data was exfiltrated from their phones when they […]

Crisis Control On Steroids

If you have a vague feeling that the frequency and seriousness of ransomware attacks is increasing, you’re right. In fact, you don’t know the half […]