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In this issue: • Adoption of Blockchain Solutions Spreads Across IndustriesNew Cryptocurrency Exchanges Receive Approvals in US and Foreign JurisdictionsEnforcement and Regulatory Actions by the US, FATF, Mexico, Finland and Switzerland Hacking the Dragon; Lazarus Returns; and Other Cryptocurrency Threats Adoption of Blockchain Solutions Spreads Across Industries By: Alexandra Royal Last week, a major U.S. international shipping conglomerate announced plans to collaborate with Inxeption, an e-commerce technology company, to build…
The Federal Trade Commission announced the creation of a new task force that is dedicated to monitoring competition in the U.S. technology industry. This Technology Task Force will coordinate and consult with 17 staff attorneys throughout the FTC who have experience in complex product and service markets, including the markets for online advertising, social networking, mobile operating systems and apps, and platform businesses. In addition to examining industry practices and conducting law enforcement investigations, these…
Cybersecurity threats continued to plague the healthcare sector in 2018. Healthcare organizations notified twice as many individuals under HIPAA and other notification statutes in 2018 as compared with 2017. According to a new report from Malwarebytes Labs, 2019 State of Malware Report, trojan malware was the greatest threat to the healthcare sector in 2018.[1] Specifically, trojans Emotet and Trickbot, originally used in banking incidents, were labeled the most common malware strains, while hijackers, rootkits…
In this issue: • New Blockchain Projects Announced in Supply Chain and Digital IdentityBlockchain Legal Frameworks Continue to Evolve in the US and AbroadHeadlines From Bitcoin Payment Processors, Decentralized Exchanges and Tokenized Real EstateMore Guidance on ICO Tokens as Securities, Crypto Fraud and Hacked Bitcoins ReturnedCryptocurrency-Related Crime and Fraud Generates Staggering Statistics New Blockchain Projects Announced in Supply Chain and Digital Identity  By: Robert A. Musiala Jr.
Healthcare data can be up to 10 times more valuable to cyber criminals than credit card numbers, according to a report from the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). And, with healthcare-focused ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya in the news more frequently, it’s no wonder that HHS OIG has identified cybersecurity threats as a top management challenge for 2018. “Cybersecurity incidents and breaches pose a significant risk to…