Gaming Industry Faces Growing Cyber Threats

The recent cyberattack on game designer CD Projekt Red has highlighted a common but largely overlooked cyber threat. We’ve seen headline after headline about malicious actors using the global COVID-19 pandemic to target overburdened healthcare providers. They’ve even tried to … Continue Reading

Portrait of a LockBit Ransomware Operator

What comes to mind when you think about the perpetrators behind ransomware attacks? A well-organized underground network of arch-villains bent on chaos and wanton destruction? A loose affiliation of disaffected computer geniuses taking advantage of individuals and organizations to demonstrate … Continue Reading

Notorious Hacker Leaks MeetMindful User Data

Online dating sites have been a common target for hackers in recent years. Last week another company fell victim. A threat actor who goes by the moniker ShinyHunters leaked data from more than two million users of MeetMindful. The Denver-based … Continue Reading

CES 2021 Gadgets Target COVID-19 Challenges

CES 2021 wrapped up its virtual trade show this week. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that attendees had to settle for virtual booths, video demos, and live-streamed press conferences instead of in-person events in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the conference … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

Global Cybercrime Losses Top $1 Trillion

Computer security software company McAfee in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new report that paints a grim picture of global cybersecurity threats. The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime surveyed 1,500 companies around the world … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks on Health Sector Escalate

Our doctors and nurses stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. They risk their own health to keep us well and to contain the spread of a virus we still know so little about. But the information … Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley Bank Fined

Morgan Stanley Fined $60 Million for Improper Data Protection

Morgan Stanley Bank has been given a 60 million dollar fine for failing to protect personal data during the decommissioning of company servers. In 2016, the bank decommissioned two data centers that were used for its wealth management business. They … Continue Reading

UK Home Office Data Loss

UK’s Home Office Reports 120% Increase in Data Loss

The United Kingdom’s Home Office, a department of the government that is responsible for immigration, security, and law and order, reported a 120% increase in data loss incidents during the fiscal year 2019-20. According to the Home Office’s Annual Report … Continue Reading

Movie Piracy Crimes Cost Millions

Movie Piracy Criminals Cost Film Industry Millions

Many movie viewers may remember the government warning at the beginning of a film on DVD or even VHS that read, “piracy is not a victimless crime.” This warning has jumped off of the screens in our living room and … Continue Reading