Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Great Minds Think Alike (But Fools Seldom Differ)

In 2016 a group of ethical hackers in the Netherlands were looking through a password database that had leaked out of LinkedIn a few years…

Cybersecurity Is a Fundamental Legal Responsibility

All practicing attorneys face daily threats from cybercriminals worldwide. It does not matter whether you work for a large firm or are in a solo…

Patient Death Follows Hospital Ransomware Attack

After what apparently was a misdirected ransomware attack, a woman was unable to get emergency treatment at a Dusseldorf, Germany, hospital and had to be…

Feds Indict Chinese Cybercrime Gang

APT41 (a.k.a. Barium, Winnti, Wicked Panda or Wicked Spider), an advanced threat group that has allegedly hacked more than 100 enterprises in the U.S. and…

Recovering From A Ransomware Attack

More than half of businesses were hit by a ransomware attack in 2019, at an estimated total cost of $11.5 billion. That’s per a recent…

Top Management Will Be Liable For CSP Incidents

Gartner research predicts that in four years the top management of companies that suffer cyber-physical security (CSP) incidents will routinely be held liable, especially those…

Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries now…

Vulnerabilities In Defense Giants Software Revealed

Flaws have been discovered in CodeMeter, owned by Wibu-Systems, which is a software management component that is licensed by many of the top industrial control…

Ransomware Shuts Down a Big Bank In Chile

One of Chile’s three biggest banks shut down all its branches on 9-7, following an attack by the REvil ransomware gang. The gang’s MO includes…

A “Once In a Lifetime Opportunity” For Cybercriminals

The cybersecurity workforce was short talent before the pandemic, and remote working made the task of those who remained harder. Now they are increasingly being…

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