Ransomware Attack Hits DMV Contractor

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Third-party contractors have often proven to be the weak link in an organization’s cybersecurity planning. If your business partners don’t take data security seriously, your own measures will ultimately be less effective. A recent report by IT services provider Datto found that among 1,400 managed service providers (MSPs) surveyed, 85% said ransomware was the most common threat facing small and … Read More

MultiCare Data Breach Exposes Patient Records

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MultiCare Health System in Washington state disclosed this week that a ransomware attack in December last year led to the release of personal information for more than 210,000 of its patients, healthcare providers, and staff. The attack targeted a third-party software vendor for health management company Woodcreek Provider Services, which supports several MultiCare health centers. The attackers infiltrated MultiCare data … Read More

Evidence of AdTech Data Breach Comes to Light in Ireland

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Online Ad Tech Data Breach

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has published evidence of online advertisers profiling internet user’s personal characteristics without consent. This new evidence follows a previous complaint with the Ireland Data Protection Commission that claimed personal data was being exploited through Real-Time Bidding (RTB). Many of these types of complaints were filed with regulators in the European Union (EU) without … Read More

Ransomware Expected to Rise as Schools Resume Classes

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School Malware

With school back in session, many institutions are implementing a hybrid learning environment where students can learn in-person in the classroom as well as from a computer remotely. Unfortunately, this new method of education puts schools at higher risk for ransomware attacks according to cybersecurity experts. A multitude of factors put schools at an increased risk including a lack of … Read More

New York Creates New Data Security Act for Businesses

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New York Data Security Act

In October 2019, the State of New York passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), which mandates that any business that possesses certain private information regarding New York State residents provide data breach notifications. Businesses must meet these requirements regardless of if they do business in New York. A second part of the Act will … Read More