Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. North Korea’s Rising Ambition Seen in Bid to Breach Global Banks CNBC When hackers associated with North Korea tried to break into Polish banks late last year … Like other North Koreans allowed to work abroad, the hackers are … that came from American breaches of North Korea’s computer systems. Tampa man sentenced for his role in data breach at local medical practice Tampa Bay Business Journal One of three men indicted last year for stealing the personal patient information from a Tampa medical practice to create fraudulent credit cards and … Data Privacy and Security Considerations for the Future of Wearables ITProPortal Wearables are being adopted by the healthcare industry but data privacy concerns need to be addressed before they become the norm in hospitals. Czech President’s Computer Hacked with Child Porn Guardian Czech President Milos Zeman has alleged that hackers based in the…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.6 Million in Shopper Data Breach Lawsuit Dallas News Neiman Marcus has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a data breach class action in Illinois federal court. The three-year-old case stemmed from the … McDonalds India Allegedly Exposes Personal Data of 2.2 Million Users The Wire According to cybersecurity start-up Fallible, security vulnerabilities in the Indian app potentially expose the personal data of than 2 million of its users. Atlanta Companies Should Increase Security in Wake of Yahoo Breach ATLANTA, Ga – In the aftermath of last week’s news that two Russian agents and two hackers have been charged in a massive Yahoo data breach, … Reports of Potential Data Breach at Saks Fifth Ave NBC 6 South Florida There are reports of Saks Fifth Avenue inadvertently exposing the personal information of customers online. The breach, which was first…       Read More

By Don Benson, Esq. The Second Circuit issued an opinion on February 16, 2016, holding that “Hispanic” is a race for the purposes of both 42 U.S.C. §1981 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, Title VII. Village of Freeport v. Barrella, 814 F.3d 594 (2d Cir. 2016). The Court rejected the employer’s argument that promotion of a white Hispanic candidate over a white non-Hispanic candidate cannot be racial discrimination.  The employee could bring a claim  under  § 1981 or Title VII: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we reiterate that “race” includes ethnicity for purposes of § 1981, so that discrimination based on Hispanic ancestry or lack thereof constitutes racial discrimination under that statute. We also hold that “race” should be defined the same way for purposes of Title VII. Plaintiff sued the Village of Freeport, N. Y., alleging race discrimination under both statutes  because the former mayor failed to…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Home Depot Will Pay Banks $25 Million for 2014 Breach Dark Reading Home Depot Will Pay Banks $25 Million for 2014 Breach … $179 million in compensation for the data breach, which affected 50 million customers. Arby’s Reports Data Breach Atlanta Business Chronicle Arby’s Restaurant Group said late Friday that customers at its company-owned locations may have had their payment card information compromised … Ransom Demand with County Cyber Attack About $30,000 The Newark Advocate NEWARK – The ransom demanded of Licking County government, on Jan. 31, to recover its computer files, was 28 bitcoins, valued at $34,579, as of … Hackers Steal Personal Details of Thousands of NHS Staff in ‘Deeply Disappointing’ Data Breach Cyber security experts said the data breach meant personal details – including National Insurance numbers – could be used to obtain mortgages, … Credit Union Sues Eddie Bauer for…       Read More

Written by: Bradley R. Coppedge, Esq. Special care must be given to planning for a special needs child.  “Special Needs”, for our purposes, means a child (whether an adult or minor) who at birth or subsequently thereafter is mentally, physically, emotionally or developmentally impaired or disabled to such degree as would enable the child to be eligible, or potentially eligible, for means-tested public or governmental benefits or assistance. I. Estate Planning for a parent of a disabled or special needs child. A parent who has a special needs or disabled child has basically three (3) planning options in implementing the parent’s estate plan: (1)        Effectively disinherit the child, and allow the child to rely solely on public benefits.  This is not as harsh as it may sound in that if the parent’s wealth is modest, the child’s needs great, and there are other children to provide for, this may be…       Read More

HBS Partners Jo Jagor and Ryan Donihue will be joining Dr. Mitchell Gardiner for a A Simulated Dental Malpractice Court Case Presented Live at the 2017 Hinman Dental Meeting. They will be presenting on March 24th from 2:00-5:00pm. Using an actual dental malpractice case, this program will portray what really takes place in the courtroom between a defendant dentist and malpractice lawyers. Meeting attendees will get to see and hear the examination and trial testimony of the dentist by two of Atlanta’s premier malpractice attorneys. Question and answer periods will allow attendees to better understand procedures and the types of questioning common in court. A jury of dentists will determine the outcome.

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. As Many as 7.5M Voter Records Involved in Georgia Data Breach SecurityInfoWatch March 04-Millions of Georgia voters may have had their personal information compromised for the second time in as many years, as the Federal … Columbia Says it Was Hacked for 2 Years in Lawsuit Against Ex-Staffer Denali, a middle-man reseller of computer hardware and software, said it has placed Leeper on leave. “These claims astonish us, and they in no way … CIA’s Apparent Hacking Techniques Revealed in Data Breach Los Angeles Times The data confirm the CIA maintains “an extensive database of cyberweapons,” said Matt Suiche, a well-known hacker who founded cybersecurity … Somebody Hacked Kate Moss’ Computer and Leaked Her Nude Wedding Day Images Techworm Celebrity computer and iCloud hackings are getting quite common these days. Earlier we had a Fappening like leak when hackers managed to hack … Fireman…       Read More

Written by: Dale E. Slemons, Esq. As you know, one of the most important avenues to control the medical costs and overall exposure of your workers’ compensation claims is to utilize the control given to Employers by O.C.G.A. 34-9-201, which requires that the Employer maintain a valid Panel of Physicians. As you may know the statute requires that you list at least six physicians or professional associations or corporations of physician who are reasonably accessible to the Employee, among other additional requirements. While we recommend periodic verification of your Panel providers be part of your routine, we also like to inform you when information is obtained that may invalidate your Panels. In that regard, we wanted to take this time to let you know that Dr. Michael Kalson, of Academy Orthopedics, LLC has retired. If you have Dr. Kalson listed individually on your Panel of Physicians, you may want/need to…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Uber, FitBit, OkCupid Info Exposed by Massive Data Breach SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WFLA) – A serious data breach impacting nearly 3,400 websites and apps including Uber and FitBit may have leaked … Fully 84 Percent of Hackers Leverage Social Engineering in Cyber Attacks eSecurity Planet A recent Nuix survey of 70 hackers at DEFCON 2016 found that 84 percent of respondents use social engineering as part of their attack strategy, and … iPhone Rumor: A Camera That Can Map Your Face, Take 3-D Selfies Chicago Daily Herald The company also has said that it practices what’s called “differential privacy,” a type of data collection that aims to prevent the ability to identify … Hacker Group Defaces Hundreds of Websites After Hacking UK Hosting Firm BleepingComputer The attacks, brought to Bleeping Computer’s attention by a member of another hacking crew, took place on Tuesday, February…       Read More