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May 18, 2017

While the writing has been on the wall for a long time, on Friday, May 12, a new strain of ransomware called WannaCrypt, also known as WannaCry, raged like an out-of-control wildfire across Europe and Asia, ultimately impacting computers in 150 countries.

For many affected by this hack, a few hundred dollars in ransom money is a pittance when compared to the cost of hiring someone to attempt the recovery...

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May 17, 2017

Cyber security is a top concern for many organizations—and their corporate counsel. More than half of in-house counsel report greater investments in cyber security at their companies, according to a report from the Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation. One-third said their organizations had experienced a data breach already.

The high-profile dismissal of...

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May 16, 2017

Using innovative strategies, some companies may be erasing employee security training’s reputation for ineffectiveness.

Security training “got a bad rap, because it was so bad,” says Steve Conrad, the founder and managing director of MediaPro, a Bothell, Washington-based security awareness training company with such clients as Microsoft...

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May 13, 2017

A massive, fast-moving cyber attack has hit as many as 74 countries. The ransomware attack first appeared Friday morning in the United Kingdom and has impacted computer systems at a wide range of organizations including hospitals, telecom, universities and businesses.

According to...

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May 12, 2017

An extensive cyber attack struck computers across a wide swath of Europe and Asia on Friday, and strained the public health system in Britain, where doctors were blocked from patient files and emergency rooms were forced to divert patients. The  ransomware attack...

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May 9, 2017

Watch out for Mother’s Day coupon scams online.

Coupons for $50 off at Lowe’s or Bed, Bath and Beyond are making the rounds on social media—and, unfortunately, they really are too good to be true. They’re fake. They'll take you to a page featuring the retailer logo, ask you to fill out a survey to receive the deal, and then steal your personal information.

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