Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Mega-Breach Victim SolarWinds Says It Has Reverse-Engineered The Hack

Austin Texas-based SolarWinds says it has reverse-engineered code used to carry out one of the most extensive and damaging cyber attacks to date. An article…

Russian Hack Cost Canadian Pension Plan $100 Million

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), has a well-earned reputation as a shrewd investor in, among other things, tech start-ups. In December it convinced…

$10M Fine For Ticketmaster To Settle Charges It Hacked Competitor

Under the terms of a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, Ticketmaster will pay $10 million to avoid prosecution for conspiracy to engage in computer intrusion, wire…

Bad Year Predicted For Ransom Victims

Ransomware gangs have become more proficient and professional, aided in some cases by a mini-industry of consultants and stolen credential vendors. “I see no reason…

CFAA Before the Supreme Court

Oral arguments have been presented to the Supreme Court in Van Buren vs. United States, a case concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The…

Long game attacks wipe away backup infrastructure

A security professional and his team were onsite to discuss a solution they were building when the client brought up anomalies with its backup data.…

Ransomware’s Days Are Numbered

Ransomware is reaping a bonanza now, but like the infamous dark web marketplace Silk Road, it is on the path to oblivion, according to blogger…

Executive Nostalgia For “Two Cans And A String,” Plain Talk Instead of PowerPoint

A panel of corporate secretaries and counsel expressed a growing sense of “videoconferencing ennui” and “zoom fatigue,” says an article in trade publication Corporate Secretary.…

Data Security Demands May Lead To Cryptocurrency Ban

Predicting the future is always an iffy proposition, writes Tara Seals, in Threatpost. Nevertheless, she gives it a try, forecasting evolving business models for cybercriminals…

Cybercriminals Adopt Cloud-Based Services Model

Malicious actors are embracing cloud-based services and technologies to speed their attacks and more efficiently monetize the data they steal. Savvy cybercriminals now sell access…

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