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Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks in 2017,...more

AICPA Survey Shows U.S. Adults Worried About Identity Theft and Financial Fraud and Concerned Businesses Can’t Protect Their Data

A new Harris Poll for the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), which called 1006 U.S. adults for the report, shows interesting statistics regarding American adults’ attitudes and fears about identity theft and financial loss...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Inogen, which manufactures portable oxygen devices, has alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission in a recent filing that it is notifying 30,000 individuals that their personal information was compromised when a hacker...more

HHS Warns Healthcare Organizations About SamSam Ransomware

The health care industry continues to get hammered by SamSam ransomware attacks, to the point that the Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has issued...more

NYC Secure Gives New Yorkers Tool to Protect Their Smartphones

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of suspicious activity...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With all that went on between the US and China over the past week alone on tariffs, a timeline may help. Luckily, the Times was thinking of our plight when it put this together....more

Cybersecurity – The Victim Becomes the Law Breaker

by Locke Lord LLP on

Every organization, however large or small, faces the threat of cyber-attack. Cybercrime is prevalent, and cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and operating for a variety of reasons, financial and...more

Atlanta Cyberattack Shows Importance of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

On March 22, 2018, a cyberattack hit the City of Atlanta. A ransomware program infected the City’s computer systems. That malware encrypted the city’s files, and officials believe it may also have provided unauthorized...more

Ransomware Attacks for Local Governments and Public Agencies: A Primer

The recent ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta highlights the fact that the threat of ransomware affects all organizations, regardless of the nature of their industry, business, or operations, and that political...more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Are U.S Elections At Risk? "Frankly, the United States is under attack," U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on...more

Washington Suburb Targeted by Cybercrime and Ransomware Attacks – Cyber News

by White and Williams LLP on

A recent report from The Seattle Times provides details on a series of social engineering and ransomware attacks successfully perpetrated on a Seattle suburb during the second half of 2017. The incidents of cyber scams...more

Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organizations

by BakerHostetler on

The OCR’s January 2018 newsletter details specific types of cyber extortion that healthcare organizations are currently encountering, including ransomware, denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks and...more

OCR Warns of Cyber Extortion and Provides Checklist

In its January newsletter, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on cyber extortion, which it stated has “risen steadily over the past couple of years and continue to be a major source of disruption for many...more

What Companies Can Learn from the DNC Hack

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In summer 2015, the spies of a foreign country gained access to a private company’s domain name – pick any company you like, or several, since we don’t know which ones or how many. And within those domains, they created false...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers. Please see full Publication below for...more

The Grey’s Anatomy / Allscripts Ransomware Crossover Event: When Scripted TV Becomes Reality, the Script Goes Out the Window

by Dickinson Wright on

For those familiar with the Shonda Rhimes juggernaut, Grey’s Anatomy, it is the story of surgical residents, fellows, and attending physicians as they work in the surgical wing of the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital....more

Class Action Suit Filed Against Allscripts for Ransomware Attack

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers....more

North Carolina Proposed Data Breach Legislation & Security Breach Report 2017

by Wilson Elser on

On January 8, 2018, the State of North Carolina released its Security Breach Report 2017, which highlights a 15 percent increase in breaches since 2016. At the same time, North Carolina introduced new legislation aimed at...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

US News reports: “A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require companies to inform South Dakota residents whose personal information was taken in a data breach,” and that “the state needs a fair reporting law...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Predictions for 2018 - The new year kicked off with leading institutions weighing in with their cybersecurity predictions for 2018. MIT predicts we will see more large-scale data breaches in...more

Tougher Privacy and Data Security Protections Coming to North Carolina

by Fisher Phillips on

A bi-partisan privacy and data security bill, which will significantly impact companies with North Carolina employees, is in the works. North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine (R), Appropriations Chairman of...more

The North Korea Gap in Your Cyber Insurance

by Newmeyer & Dillion LLP on

North Korea was recently identified as the powerhouse behind the WannaCry ransomware attack that swept across 150 countries and 200,000 computers. Panicked hospitals cancelled thousands of operations, ambulances were...more

Hancock Health Hit with Ransomware That Shuts Down Network

It has been predicted that the healthcare industry will continue to be lambasted with ransomware in 2018. It has also been predicted that attackers will move from taking sensitive information hostage to sabotage, service...more

A Teachable Moment: Hospital Goes Public after Making Ransom Payment

It’s unusual for victims of ransomware to publicly acknowledge that they have paid hackers to go away. But a regional hospital in Indiana has made public its experience last week with a “sophisticated criminal group” as a...more

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