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Malvertising: Senate Committee Releases Report

Terms like “web security” and “data breach” are now familiar to most Americans in light of recent, significant issues with the websites and databases of some large U.S. companies. But web security encompasses more than just...more

How Online Advertisers May Steal Your Personal Information: Recommendations for Protecting Consumers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently released a report outlining six findings concerning online advertising risks to consumers’ personal information and four recommendations on how to...more

Verizon’s Data Breach Report Reveals The Nine Most Pressing Corporate Security Threats

As April comes to a close, it’s time once again for Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Data Breach Investigations Report to remind us just how important data security is to the corporate world. Released Wednesday, the report,...more

Botnet ZeroAccess Hit With Complaint by Microsoft, but Will This Slow the Malware Industry Down?

ZeroAccess is one of the world’s largest botnets – a network of computers infected with malware to trigger online fraud. Recently, after having eluded investigators for months, ZeroAccess was disrupted by Microsoft and law...more

Measures to Avoid Being Held for Ransom by CryptoLocker

As mentioned in last month’s Cyber Law Tracker, US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) identified a malware campaign titled CryptoLocker, which is a new version of ransomware that has been spreading...more

Payment Card Group Refines Data Security Standards

On November 7, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an organization that develops standard for payment card security, released updated data security standards. One standard applies to entities involved in payment...more

Cyber Law Tracker: CERT Updates CryptoLocker Ransomware Alert

This year, US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) identified a malware campaign titled CryptoLocker, and last week, it updated the alert on this malware. CryptoLocker is a new version of ransomware that...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 06, 2013

FTC Settles Over “Made in the U.S.A.” Claims - Back in business after the government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement involving products falsely advertised as “Made in the U.S.A.”...more

Privacy Monday – August 5, 2013

Privacy bytes, gaffes, and goofs for the first Monday in August – New Hampshire Bank Victimized by Malware: Manchester, NH-based St. Mary’s Bank, the oldest credit union in the United States, has begun notifying...more

FDA Recommends that Manufacturers Seeking Medical Device Approval Submit Cyber Security Plans

Last week, the FDA took steps to address a quietly growing concern regarding cyber security and medical devices. Specifically, the agency issued Draft Guidance requiring the submission of cyber security materials as part of...more

Malware in the Machines: Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

Within the last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a pair of Safety Communications directed towards the medical device and healthcare industries regarding cybersecurity. Computer virus and other malware...more

FDA Alerts Medical Device Manufacturers and Hospitals to Cybersecurity Risks

On June 13, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued an alert and draft guidance recommending that medical device manufacturers and health care facilities take measures to protect against cyberattacks that could...more

How a Facebook Page Could Empty Your – And Your Business’ – Bank Account

Malware capable of stealing your banking credentials is being spread via links posted on Facebook pages. The New York Times reports an uptick in malicious links on popular and seemingly harmless Facebook pages such as NFL fan...more

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