• Ryuk-Wielding Ransom Gang Has Talent, Cash

    According to tech security specialist Joshua Platt, ransomware has evolved rapidly from extorting chump change to unlock PCs to holding companies hostage for millions of dollars. His firm has revealed how a criminal network gained access to...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Data From 200 Police Departments Hacked

    In an unusual twist, the hackers’ own public statement seems to have vastly understated the extent of the breach. They announced on twitter that they took, and posted in searchable form, a trove that included ten years...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • A Giant Canary In The Digital Coal Mine

    Virtually all law firms and companies with legal departments, and even most businesses with no in-house lawyers, by now are aware of the increased cybersecurity risk they face because so many employees are working at home. But...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Next Target For Ransomware Attack May Not Be “Data”

    It’s described as “a rich and relatively easy target environment,” visible, exposed and essential in every country on earth, and according to some security experts U.S. facilities are among the least prepared and the most vulnerable. The...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Smartphones Increasingly Targeted As Entry Into Company Networks

    An analysis by cybersecurity company Lookout found that there has been a 37 percent increase in mobile phishing attacks worldwide between the last three months of 2019 and the first few months of 2020. The attacks target...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • A Ransomware Wake-Up Call For Law Firms

    The recent hack of one of the biggest celebrity law firms in the world should be a wake up call for law firms nationwide. As always, prevention is far better than reaction. Not only is a ransomware...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Cybersecurity
    Judge Rejects Privilege Claim, Orders Cap One To Turn Data Security Report Over To Plaintiff’s Attorneys

    A Judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that Capital One must provide a copy of a report prepared by cyberforensics provider Mandiant to attorneys suing Cap One on behalf...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Hackers Stage A Data Auction After Company Refuses To Pay Ransom

    The starting price was $50,000, and on the block were some 22,000 files and three data bases stolen from a Canadian company that had balked....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • How To Pay A Ransom

    You have decided your best option under the circumstances is to pay up. But that decision is far from the last...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

    A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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