Airport Vendor Faces Lawsuit over Data Breach

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On any given day, airport terminals are filled with tourists ambling through corridors alongside busy business travelers; some people find themselves with ample time to kill, whereas others are in a full sprint to make tight connections. Even though the COVID pandemic heavily reduced air travel, millions of passengers still transited through US airports in the last year. Airports may … Read More

Is Agriculture the Next Big Ransomware Target?

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Food and agriculture might not immediately stand out as sectors of the economy at high risk of cyberattacks. But a private industry notification issued last week by the FBI warns that cyber criminal threat actors have increasingly targeted the nation’s food supply via attacks on small farms, agricultural corporations, manufacturers, and other affiliated organizations. Agriculture is a critical industry, and … Read More

Patient Sues Hospital Over Data Breach

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A ransomware attack earlier this year against a Massachusetts hospital has led to a class action lawsuit that seeks unspecified damages on behalf of all patients affected by the attack. It’s yet another example of unanticipated consequences related to cyberattacks and follows news of a similar lawsuit filed in Ireland after a ransomware attack on Ireland’s National Health Executive led … Read More

Data Breach Effects Can Last for Years

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Most media consumers will see news of a data breach splash across the screen. Perhaps the item will scroll past on the news ticker, or the breach may be profound enough to warrant more in-depth coverage and become a feature story. In some cases, a single data breach may make headlines for a few days after being first reported. One … Read More

Is America’s Data Safe from Attack?

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A new Senate staff report on the state of federal cybersecurity presents some uncomfortable truths about the state of data security among federal agencies. The report, issued by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and titled Federal Cybersecurity: America’s Data Still at Risk, is a follow-up to an earlier sub-committee report from 2019 that found substantial weaknesses in … Read More