Category: Cybersecurity

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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3 Ways Modern Business Is Failing at Cybersecurity

Modern businesses are failing at cybersecurity. Some blame expensive new technology and limited resources, which are preventing businesses from adapting to rapidly-evolving cyber threats. Unfortunately, the real culprits may be the business leaders themselves, many of whom take a largely reactive rather than proactive approach to cybersecurity. It’s difficult to determine the next big threat, so many cybersecurity professionals must address issues as they arise. This practice is a dangerous […]

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