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Petya/ExPetr was Data Killer, Not Ransomware

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer The malware attack that started in Eastern Europe in late June and quickly spread around the globe looks like it was not a ransom attack at all, but an all-out effort to destroy data, according to a security company that examined the program’s code. At first, it looked … Continue reading Petya/ExPetr was Data Killer, Not Ransomware

Ransomware Takes a New Turn—How WannaCry was Different

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Last month, the ransomware known as WannaCry spread through the world at an astonishing rate, attacking hundreds of thousands of computers literally overnight and holding their data for ransom. In 2016, ransomware cost its victims approximately $1 billion. That’s $1 billion for all victims of all ransomware programs … Continue reading Ransomware Takes a New Turn—How WannaCry was Different

Warning: Internet of Things Holds Hidden Dangers

By Rene Novoa, Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Law enforcement and civil litigators now have another source of evidence—searching for clues and ESI in the Internet of Things (IoT) universe where “always-on” smart devices may collect and store evidence of criminal behavior or civil liability. Police are investigating an Arkansas murder where clues to … Continue reading Warning: Internet of Things Holds Hidden Dangers

Cybercrime Forecast: Upswing in 2017

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Computer security threats aren’t going away this year. They’re going to get worse. And, they’re likely to create bigger and nastier problems for big and small companies alike as hackers create new pathways into even highly secure environments. Google the term “security threat” for 2017 and you’ll get … Continue reading Cybercrime Forecast: Upswing in 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

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Original article published by The Wall Street Journal. By Robert McMillan Companies, freelance hackers are working furiously to find a way into terrorist’s iPhone In the days after a judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, Silicon Valley giants rallied around the company. In New York, a 21-person … Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

Cybersecurity Infiltrates E-Discovery Managed Services

Originally published by Legaltech news. Security is a top agenda when law firms select EMS vendors. By Monica Bay, Legaltech News Law firms, corporate counsel and other organizations face increasing challenges when deciding how to handle electronic data discovery. It’s expensive, challenging and often unpredictable. Over the last decade, e-discovery options for law firms have evolved … Continue reading Cybersecurity Infiltrates E-Discovery Managed Services