Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

How A Civil War Law To Snare Mule Scammers Enhances Cyber Risk For Govt Contractors

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The False Claims Act, passed in 1863 to nab unscrupulous merchants selling sawdust-laden gunpowder and lame mules to the Union army, is now being applied […]

Popular Bitcoin ATMs Are Enabling Fraud

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In convenience stores, Walmarts and drugstores nationwide, there are now thousands of ATMs that will take cash and convert it to credit in a crypto […]

Giving TPSPs The Third Degree

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Cybers attacks that gain access through a vendor or supply chain partner have become increasingly common. The SolarWinds hack is the best known and likely […]

Governor Threatens To Prosecute Newspaper That Reported State Security Flaw

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An application on the website of a Missouri education agency enabled the public to search for teachers by name and view their credentials, but it […]

Another Supply Chain Woe

When hackers working for Russian intelligence compromised updates from IT services provider SolarWinds, cybercriminals used the data to target around 100 of the company’s customers. […]

Three Ways To Reduce D&O Cyber Risk

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Cyber risks, including the risk of ransomware attacks, are proving to be a direct threat to company officers and directors. D&O lawsuits targeting officials at […]

Ransomware Gangs Running Their Own Arbitration Forums

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After staging highly successful attacks earlier this year, first on a big meat supplier and then on software company Kaseya, ransomware gang REvil practically became […]

A Russia-Based Growth Industry

$6.3 million here, $4.9 million there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money —  $5.2 billion in this case, which is the amount of […]

Clarity Please! Says Crypto-Mom

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Hester Peirce, aka “Crypto Mom,” one of two SEC Commissioners who recently published a statement slamming the agency for the way it is regulating cryptocurrencies, […]

A New Approach To Preventing Cyberattacks

The Data Loss Prevention model is the commonly used approach for keeping data secure from cyberattacks, but it is increasingly less effective as cybercriminals refine […]

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