Category: Cybersecurity

SEC Victim of Cyberattack

Sep 26, 2017 / Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the critical, independent government agency that oversees our stock markets, regulates the securities industry, and enforces federal securities laws, reported on Thursday that a cyberattack may have permitted criminals to trade on insider information. Only two weeks after Equifax suffered what we dubbed an “unprecedented data breach,” new precedent may have been set. Our securities laws are premised on the belief that equal access to […]

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The Truly Unprecedented Equifax Data Breach

Sep 20, 2017 / Cybersecurity

The word “unprecedented” is often used to describe a variety of events that are, on the whole, ordinary happenings. But, when the Crown Jewels of personally identifiable information –the names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers of up to 128 million individuals – are compromised by persons unknown, that is a truly unprecedented incident. Last week, the New York Times reported that Equifax, a major consumer credit reporting agency […]

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Ransomware Attacks Deserve Attention

Jul 14, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Attorney Jeffrey Haut wrote an article published by the Naples Daily News discussing why the new slew of ransomware attacks deserve attention. For more information on ransomware and cybersecurity in general be sure to check out our earlier discussion of it here. For More Information on Cybersecurity Vernon Litigation Group is based in Naples, Florida, with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Vernon Litigation Group currently represents clients in financial litigation […]

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What to Do If You Get Ransomware

May 18, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Beginning on May 12, 2017, a global pandemic of ransomware began sweeping across the world – hitting over 200,000 machines in 150 different countries, including Russian government officials and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The particular strain of ransomware – WannaCry or WanaDecrypt0r – is particularly virulent, spreading from machine to machine via server message block (SMB) protocol, which is used for sharing access to files, computers, printers and […]

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