Polsinelli Podcast - Cybersecurity Threats - What Every Business Owner Should Know
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
It seems as though every other week brings news of a new social media hack. Last week, Crayola had hackers post inappropriate content on its Facebook page, and the official Twitter feed of U.S. military's Central Command was...more
Since December 15, 2014, six putative class actions have been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., asserting claims by current and former employees whose personal information was allegedly stolen during the...more
A recent California federal district court order may prove a massive boon to data breach class action plaintiffs. The Northern District of California order, issued in In re Adobe Systems, Inc. Privacy Litigation, denied...more
Welcome to the first Privacy Tuesday of 2015!
We hope that you enjoyed our 12 Days of Privacy series (and if you missed it, they are all linked in the right column of the blog…).
Three things that you should...more
In 2012, the FTC sued Wyndham and three of its subsidiaries after hackers broke into Wyndham’s corporate computer system as well as systems at several of its individual hotels from 2008 to early 2010, resulting in exposure of...more
Cyber terrorism, North Korea, Sony, extortion, free speech, The Interview, international relations, journalistic ethics, cyber security… can it get any better than this?...more
It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary...more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview. The movie follows a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator...more
The fallout from a massive cyber attack on Sony in November escalated tremendously this week. After exposing embarrassing emails and confidential company information, stealing the screenplay for an upcoming James Bond movie,...more
It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary information....more
many more than six different hacks……and headaches…… -
With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are struggling with that age-old question: “what do you get for the person who has everything?” Well, if that...more
At this time of year, everyone is shopping for a good bargain. And with “Cyber Monday,” the internet has become the place to go for the best deals. The shift to online and cloud-based information systems and data storage has...more
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned U.S. businesses to be alert for a malicious software bug capable of erasing hard drives and crashing networks. Although not specifically mentioned, cybersecurity...more
A security consulting firm has discovered a sophisticated hacking campaign that has targeted more than 100 public companies, investment banks and law firms. In a report released December 1, cybersecurity firm FireEye...more
Our series last year was a reader favorite, so we decided to put our prognosticator hats on again and present:
Rather than look back at 2014, starting tomorrow, the Privacy & Security blog will count down The 12 Days...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
In August, Paytime, Inc., a payroll services company, moved to dismiss a putative class action filed in the wake of a data breach in which the personal and financial information of more than 230,000 people was compromised. ...more
Here are three privacy stories to start your week -
1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?!
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator...more
A recent study reports that the median amount of time between an intrusion into a company’s computer network and the discovery of the incident is 229 days. The difficulty and length of time in detecting cyber infiltrations...more
Recently, Cytta Corp., a small Nevada corporation, filed this Form 8-K reporting that it had “discovered that it was the victim of an online hacking incident on October 30th, 2014 in that, unauthorized person or persons...more
Here are the main legal topics on connected cars covered during the Connected Automobiles conference where I gave a presentation named “Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues” on legal issues relating to...more
Business travelers may be targeted and hacked through hotel Wi-Fi networks, according to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab. Hackers have been stealing company data from top executives at luxury hotels in an attack known as...more
Welcome to Privacy Tuesday – here are five privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
1) California AG’s Data Breach Report: Who Is Handling Your Patients’ Confidential Health Information? -
The Obama Administration's handling of cyber and data security was recently brought into question due to two distinct security incidents. On the same day that a former Administration official received a subpoena related to...more
In early September, Home Depot announced that it had suffered a severe security incident, which resulted in a massive data breach that exposed the payment card information of Home Depot customers across the United States and...more
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