Are Smart Contracts the Next Target for Hackers?

Smart contracts are poised to revolutionize the way transactions are handled in industries ranging from insurance and healthcare to financial services and even gambling.  However, smart contracts can be vulnerable to hacking. On July 19, Parity Technologies, a start-up that specializes in blockchain technology, released a security alert advising that hackers took advantage of a […]

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NotPetya – What Should You Do?

It’s been three days since the outbreak of NotPetya, and we are beginning to learn more about it. Here are some quick things to know and some steps each company should take to help protect itself.

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Anthem Settles Data Breach Class Action

Anthem, Inc., the nation’s largest health insurance company, has agreed to settle the class action litigation arising from its 2015 data breach for $115 million, eclipsing the amount of any previous data breach settlement. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, had survived two motions to dismiss. After extensive discovery, plaintiffs moved for class […]

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Tech Study Reveals Media Players Susceptible To Hacking

A team of researchers at Check Point Software Technologies recently announced the disturbing results of a new study that identified media player subtitles as a new avenue of attack for hackers. Cyber hacks typically fall into two broad categories, either: (a) enticing the user to visit a malicious website; or (b) masking a malicious file […]

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Approximately 150 Countries

A massive cyberattack spread to at least 150 countries and more than 200,000 victims beginning Friday. The software exploit, which is used to take advantage of a system’s or program’s vulnerability, at the center of the attack appears to have used code that was developed by the National Security Agency. The exploit was recently released […]

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New Mexico Becomes 48th State to Enact a Data Breach Notification Law

After years of legislative debate, New Mexico becomes the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, leaving only Alabama and South Dakota as the two remaining states without such a law. New Mexico’s Data Breach Notification Act (the Act) goes into effect on July 1, 2017. The Act provides a 45-day deadline to report […]

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SPY Car and Cyber AIR Acts: Regulating the Internet of Things

The continuing proliferation of internet-connected devices (the “Internet of Things”) has accelerated the availability of modern technological conveniences hand in hand with the erosion of cybersecurity and privacy. In October 2015, White and Williams released a client alert addressing the myriad privacy and security issues that the increased Internet of Things had already created, as […]

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