Privacy & Data Security

If this isn’t a cautionary tale about the importance of cybersecurity, then we aren’t sure what is. It was reported that Colonial Pipeline, who was the victim of DarkSide, a new-ish Russian ransomware group, paid the $5 million dollar ransom on Friday, the day before they shut down their 5,500-mile pipeline.  Paying a ransom, while not illegal, is generally recommended against by the FBI because paying the ransom just encourages the groups to target more…
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) already has publicly charged almost 500 defendants with criminal offenses based on fraud schemes connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these prosecutions can have unintended consequences on unsuspecting businesses, as many of these accused individuals actually work as employees for uninvolved companies. As employees, they may have utilized their access to confidential employee or client information at work to create the allegedly fraudulent business applications to the…

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