WannaCry: What to Know and What to Do

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a malicious ransomware program known as WannaCry was discovered infecting computer systems all over the world.  It set off alarms globally, and so far has infected over 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  Victims include Deutsche … Continue reading

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack – A Really Quick Primer

Over the past week, computers all over the world have fallen victim to a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry”.  The WannaCry malware reportedly utilizes sophisticated hacking tools that were leaked from the National Security Agency earlier this year.  It exploits … Continue reading

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FTC Round-Up: NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough and Looming Ransomware Enforcement Activity

On August 31st and September 7th, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided guidance regarding cybersecurity standards, which companies should consider when assessing their current data security posture. NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough On August 31st, the FTC published … Continue reading

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Ransomware Attacks on ePHI May Be a Data Breach Under HIPAA

On July 11, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the Department of Health and Human Services issued new HIPAA guidance regarding the growing epidemic of malicious computer software known as “ransomware”. Perhaps the most significant conclusion in the … Continue reading

Posted in Data Breach, Government Regulations, HHS, HIPAA, Ransomware

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