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Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks

by Fisher Phillips on

The term “social engineering” used to conjure up images of social scientists with Ph.D’s brainstorming ways to improve race relations or provide lower income groups with greater access to education and employment...more

NY AG Report Shows Number of Data Breaches Soared in 2016

Unfortunately, it was a record breaking year in the State of New York for data breaches. The New York Attorney General (AG) released his annual data breach report, which announced that the AG’s Office received 1,282 data...more

HR, Payroll, Finance Department Beware: Renewed IRS W-2 Phishing Scam Alert

by Dickinson Wright on

The Internal Revenue Service and other agencies recently issued an urgent reminder Alert warning of a sophisticated scam to obtain confidential information and in some cases, fraudulent cash wire transfer payments. Scammers...more

Privacy Perils: Social Engineering Fraud - the C-Suite Maneuver

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

It's a common misconception that cyber-criminals use sophisticated technical tools to hack into a person's computer or online accounts. More often than not, cyber attackers use old fashioned trickery or "social engineering"...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 2 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

This episode is dedicated exclusively to where FCPA enforcement, SEC enforcement, the compliance profession and compliance programs may be headed under the Trump administration, with a dash of anti-trust enforcement and EU...more

Informing Illinois Newsletter - August 2016

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Is Your Police Department Ready for Body Cameras? - Police use of force has been heavily scrutinized for more than a year. In May 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was providing $20 million in grants...more

Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Many companies have experienced the departure of an employee and the elimination of that former employees access to the company’s computers and networks. In the recent case of USA v. Nosal, D.C. No. 3:08-cr-00237-EMC-1 (July...more

California Appellate Court Holds Police Video of Arrest Not Protected Under Pitchess

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Only a Record Generated as Part of an Internal Investigation is Protected by Pitchess - The California Court of Appeal has ruled in City of Eureka v. Superior Court (Greenson) that a police “dash cam” video of an...more

The Ninth Circuit Addresses the Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This week, the Ninth Circuit clarified the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in upholding the defendant’s criminal conviction in United States v. David Nosal....more

How employers can stop departing employees taking client lists with them

by White & Case LLP on

When an employee departs for a role with a competitor, there is often a risk that the employee might take confidential client details with them, with potentially damaging consequences for the employer. However, a recent court...more

Georgia couple prosecuted for filing fraudulent tax records

The filing of fraudulent tax returns continues to be a serious problem in this country. Last year alone, the IRS has admitted that up to 720,000 taxpayers were victims. Last week, a Georgia couple pled guilty to filing...more

DOL Persuader Regulations Expose Every Employer to Reporting Requirements and Disclosures

by Morgan Lewis on

All employers should examine their use of labor and employment service providers to mitigate unwanted disclosure of fees paid to such providers. To protect confidentiality and the integrity of the attorney-client...more

Phishing Season Opens for 2016 Tax Filings – Beware of “W-2 Phishing Scams”

by K&L Gates LLP on

Tax season brings many headaches, but none as miserable as sophisticated scammer efforts to steal employee W-2 information. Using social engineering and modest technological tools, a “spear phishing” attack seeks to trick...more

Employment Law This Week: FTC on Big Data, DOJ/DOL on Safety Violations, External Whistleblowers, NRF Fights Scheduling [Video]

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: December 22, 2015 #3

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, a federal judge in the Central District of California made big news when he found that “claims of sexual orientation discrimination are gender stereotype or sex discrimination” prohibited by Title VII of the Civil...more

Will The CFAA, An Old Anti-Hacking Law, Apply To Password Sharing?

by King & Spalding on

David Nosal, an ex-employee of Korn Ferry International (“KFI”), convinced some of his former colleagues to download source lists from KFI using their log-in credentials and the log-in credentials of another employee. In...more

Disgruntled Former Tribune Company Employee Who Aided Hacking Convicted; Could Face Jail Time

by King & Spalding on

On October 7, 2015, former Tribune Company employee Matthew Keys was convicted of three felonies stemming in part from assistance he provided to the hacking collective Anonymous to alter content on the LA Times’ website. ...more

Massachusetts Appeals Court Set to Consider Scope of Employer Liability for Employee Data Breaches

Many of the highest-profile and headline-catching data breaches involve external breaches of a company’s electronic systems. But the reality that these headlines obscure is the fact that internal data breaches are generally...more

California Supreme Court Holds Prosecutors Must File Pitchess Motions to Examine Police Personnel Records

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Law Enforcement Agencies Should Seek Guidance When Prosecutors Ask to Review Officer-Witness Files - Prosecutors do not have unfettered access to confidential personnel records of police officers who are potential...more

Self-Help Discovery Does Not Immunize Employee from Prosecution, Says NJ Supreme Court

On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 204 N.J. 239 (2010), does not bar criminal prosecutions arising from an employee’s removal of confidential company documents to...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Confirms Aspiring Whistleblowers Can’t Help Themselves to Confidential Documents

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In a pivotal decision with broad implications for aspiring New Jersey whistleblowers, yesterday the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Division’s finding that no qualified privilege exists to protect an employee...more

Update Regarding Office of Personnel Management Cyber Attack

by McGuireWoods LLP on

More details continue to emerge about the cyber attack and data breach disclosed last week of the U.S. federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and those details continue to get worse. While original reports...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: SJC Adopts New Lower Standard for Motions to Seal Criminal Records

by Locke Lord LLP on

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently revisited a nearly 20 year old opinion that imposed an onerous burden of proof on former defendants trying to seal their criminal records in the Commonwealth. Previously,...more

HIPAA' s Criminal Charges Pack a Heavy Punch

by Fisher Phillips on

Almost all healthcare providers and health plan administrators are familiar with the detailed requirements of the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Violations...more

Cullen & Dykman Sees Colleges Calling for Title IX Help v [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

Jan. 27, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Jim Ryan talks with Lee Pacchia about how the rise in reported on-campus sexual assaults and the pressures on colleges and universities to do something about the problem has translated into a...more

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