Ransomware on the Rise

According to a recent study cited in Business Insurance, ransomware attacks increased fourfold from 2015 to 2016. They are expected to double in 2017.

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PA Court Denies Common-Law Duty of Employers to Safeguard Employee Information

In Dittman v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017 PA Super. 8 (Jan. 12, 2017), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that an employer does not owe employees a duty to protect and safeguard personal and financial information from disclosure in a data breach resulting from an intrusion in its computer network.

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