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The Data Breach Legal Limbo On Consumers’ Ability To Sue Hacked Companies

by Ifrah PLLC on

The first of the year is a good time to makes assessments, resolutions and predictions. We have some recommendations for companies that store and process consumer data: It is a good time to assess the strength of your data...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - January 2018 #2

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Health Care Organizations Saw an 89% Increase in Ransomware in 2017 - Our experience last year is consistent with the conclusion of a new report issued by Cryptonite in its 2017 Health Care Cyber Research Report—that the...more

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: New Year, New Cyber Threat

The first week of January 2018 brought disturbing news on the cyber security front – and for once it was not the result of corporate ineptitude or poorly designed software. Actually, it was far worse. Independent security...more

Privacy Perils: For What It's Worth

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Depending on the calculation method, what you are may be worth as little as $5. Who you are, however, can be worth much more. Experian recently sent an email linking out to an interesting article on the amount your...more

Health Care Organizations Saw an 89 percent Increase in Ransomware in 2017

Our experience last year is consistent with the conclusion of a new report issued by Cryptonite in its 2017 Health Care Cyber Research Report—that the number of hacking events targeted at health care entities involving...more

2017 Year in Review: Data Breaches

The year 2017 saw the number of data breaches grow, and the trend is expected to continue and intensify. From Yahoo’s announcement that three billion of its user accounts were compromised to the Equifax breach and resulting...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

AT&T has dropped plans to sell the Mate 10—the newest smartphone from China’s Huawei Technologies—just before the partnership was to be announced. AT&T gave no reasons for its abrupt reversal, but lawmakers have recently...more

Beware of the Man-in-the-Middle: Lessons from the FTC’s Lenovo Settlement

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent approval of a final settlement with Lenovo (United States) Inc., one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, offers a reminder that when it comes to consumers’ sensitive personal...more

Winter is Coming: The HBO Hack, Ransomware Attacks, and Cyber Extortion Coverage

by K&L Gates LLP on

Cyber extortion and ransomware attacks made headlines across the globe this summer, but the cyber attack at HBO stands out due to the size of the ransom demanded ($6 million). The HBO hack highlights the importance of one of...more

Equifax Must Turn Over NY Breach Data This Week

New York State regulators won’t be letting Equifax, Inc. off-the-hook any time soon for last year’s massive data breach that affected more than 145 million Americans....more

New York Launches Mid-Term Election Cyber Initiative

Cybersecurity will remain at the top of New York State’s regulatory agenda this year. In his annual State of the State address last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for new measures to defend against...more

.NL leads the way in the fight against malicious online activity

by Hogan Lovells on

Malicious activities are an ongoing problem across the Internet and growth is increasing as a result of ever more sophisticated phishing attacks.  One ccTLD Registry that has demonstrated it is taking these issues very...more

Privacy Tip #120 – Follow FBI Warning About Connected Toys

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning to parents in the past about the concerns with connected toys. Many parents recently bought the newest gadgets for their kids over the holidays, without realizing the...more

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked (Again)

As part of our Year in Preview series, we’ve recently covered both international cyberwar and the rise of cryptocurrency. Just before the holidays, both of these topics collided in a decidedly unpleasant manner. On...more

Kentucky Federal Court Brushes Aside Pre-emptive Attack on Class Allegations in Phishing Case, Rejects Out-of-the-Box Defense...

by BakerHostetler on

Brushing aside apparent flaws in a proposed class definition, a federal court in Kentucky declined to dismiss class allegations against North Carolina-based pharmacy services provider Pharm-Save Inc. (Pharm-Save) stemming...more

Are Smart Watches Putting Kids’ Safety at Risk?

by Howard Ankin on

Smartwatches with internet-enabled GPS tracking devices can put children at risk due to security flaws, unreliable emergency features, and poor privacy protections. These devices can be easily hacked, enabling strangers with...more

Privacy Tip #118 - How to Avoid “Credential Stuffing”

‘Tis the season of stuffing stockings. ‘Tis also the season of “credential stuffing.” What is credential stuffing you ask? According to Wikipedia, “credential stuffing is a type of cyber-attack where stolen account...more

Cybersecurity Risks to Employee Benefit Plans - Are You Prepared?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Unless you’ve been living on a remote mountaintop or inside a cave for the past 10 years, chances are good you’ve either been affected by a cybersecurity breach or know someone who has. Among many other businesses, recent...more

Privacy Perils: The Internet of Things

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected devices that are able to collect and share data using embedded sensors. Smart homes are an area where IoT is heavily used. For example, using your cell phone while in...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - December 2017 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Apple has pushed an update to iOS 11.2 to its users. Users should consider pushing any updates that are recommended by the manufacturer, as there is usually a reason behind the update, and many times it is to fix a...more

Banner Health Class Action Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

Wednesday, a federal district court in Arizona denied in part and granted in part Banner Health’s motion to dismiss class action claims arising from a 2016 data breach. ...more

Beware of New Ransomware—Spider Virus

There is no relief in sight for combating new strains of ransomware. One new ransomware, dubbed the Spider virus, was discovered by researchers at Netskope on December 10, 2017, and continues to attack victims to date....more

HomeKit Vulnerability: One More Reason to Accept New iOS 11.2

Apple has pushed an update to iOS 11.2 to its users. Users should consider pushing any updates that are recommended by the manufacturer, as there is usually a reason behind the update, and many times it is to fix a...more

The Data Report Episode 25: Cybersecurity & Networked Devices

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Seven: The Internet of Things (Part II) In part two of the "Internet of Things," Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores how a single compromised device can threaten a system of devices interconnected via the internet....more

Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap

by Field Law on

Field Law held its second Post-Secondary Summit on November 30, 2017 in Calgary. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below...more

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