Verizon Requires $350 Million Discount and Yahoo Share in Data Breach Liability — Good Deal?

UPDATE: Yahoo Shareholders Sue Over Massive Data Breaches (Law 360 paywall) Verizon and Yahoo have renegotiated their deal in the wake of Yahoo's revelations of its past data breaches. Verizon had agreed to pay $4.8 billion for Yahoo's Internet business in July 2016, but that was before Yahoo disclosed that it had two of the largest data [...]

Stolen Laptop + 3,800 PHI Records = $3.2 Millon Penalty

That's right, Children's Medical Center had 1 unencrypted laptop stolen that had protected health information (PHI) for 3800 patients. This stolen laptop was absolutely considered a data breach and resulted in a fine of $3.2 million.  Still think data breaches are not serious business?  Read more: Children’s Medical Center Pays Federal Fine Over Data Breach « [...]

ALERT: Prepare Your Company for the Season of W-2 Email Scams

UPDATED: SEE BELOW IRS 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams For 2017 Include ID Theft & Bogus Refunds Hunting season just began -- the season in which cybercriminals are hunting for W-2 information from your company. They do this by sending emails spoofing high-level executives, such as the company President or CEO, to lower level clerical personnel [...]

Trying to DDoS the White House Website to Protest Trump’s Inauguration Violates CFAA

There has been a lot of buzz this past week about protesters indicating they plan to protest President-Elect Trump's inauguration by launching a DDoS attack on the White House website. This plan has received some high-profile publicity by articles in magazines such as Forbes and PC World. I initially learned of this discussion when I [...]