Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Alteryx Data Breach Exposed 123 Million American Households’ Information Los Angeles Times Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a … Hackers Steal Sensitive Information Records of Over 1 Million Nissan Customers KoDDoS The automobile manufacturing giant, Nissan, recently confirmed that its Canadian branch has suffered a data breach. While the exact details are yet to be released, Nissan has confirmed that the data breach might affect all its past and current Canadian clients, which is an estimated total of 1.12 million. Grab Wants to Track Drivers’ Tabits – Even When They are Not on the Job The Straits Times…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. US Blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ Cyber Attack Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly … Facebook Introduces New Facial Recognition, Privacy Features Bloomberg Nipun Mather, a product manager in the company’s applied machine learning group, said in an interview ahead of Tuesday’s announcement that the facial recognition features build on advances the company’s artificial intelligence researchers have made in computer vision. While now able to identify … Multi-Stage Cyber Attacks Net North Korea Millions in Virtual Currencies: Researchers Reuters SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) – A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions…       Read More

With the opioid crisis heavily in the forefront of the public’s mind, particular attention must be given as new avenues for liability emerge. Most blame pharmaceutical companies for pushing drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Morphine into the market. However, patients are beginning to pursue more claims  against their individual prescribers, and both state and federal governments have begun to crack down on pharmacists and physicians who are over-providing opioid painkillers. With litigation on the rise, it is imperative that the defense bar prepare for the long road ahead by taking a close look at the new state prescriber laws as well as the statistics regarding opioid addiction and overdose. Hall Booth Smith is quickly becoming an expert in defending opioid claims, and our attorneys have created a comprehensive guide focusing on the rapidly expanding law regarding opioid overdose and misuse. The purpose of this guide is to invigorate the defense…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Putin Ordered Theft Of Clinton’s Emails From DNC, Russian Hacker Confesses Newsweek Dokuchaev also is accused in the U.S. of hacking around 500 million Yahoo email accounts in 2014. He appears on the FBI’s most wanted list. RTX315QJ FSB officer Dmitry Dokuchaev, criminally charged for cyber offenses, is seen in this FBI image released in Washington, DC. Reuters. Kozlovsky also … Hundreds of HP Laptops, Tablets Found with Pre-Installed Keylogger Top Tech News A security researcher has found that hundreds of different models of HP notebooks, tablets and other devices include a keylogger that could track and record every keystroke a user makes. Linked to touchpad drivers made by Synaptics, the keylogger is disabled by default and can be fixed with security … Proposed Law Would Criminalize Failures to Report Data Breaches The National Law Review A draft bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate serves…       Read More

In this short informative video presented by Columbus CEO, Columbus partner Melanie Slaton discusses the importance of having a harassment policy for your workplace and why employees should have a better understanding about what harassment is to help prevent issues from arising. Not seeing the video? Click here.

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. PayPal’s TIO Networks Reveals Data Breach Impacted 1.6 Million Users ZDNet PayPal launched an internal investigation into the newly-acquired firm’s business and hired a third-party cyberforensics company to review the TIO bill payment platform after suspending operations, revealing the data breach. TIO Networks has begun notifying those potentially impacted by the security … Apple Using Face ID Data for Far More Than Unlocking Your iPhone eWeek Now, Apple has begun sharing the Face ID data with app developers who can then use it … And herein lies the rub when it comes to personal privacy. Russia Accuses Pepsi of Espionage and Hacking State Agency’s Files Newsweek Russia’s Rosselkhoznadzor, the Kremlin’s watchog specializing in agricultural products, released a statement alleging that Pepsi Co. orchestrated a cyber attack on its database to obtain a copy of an industry document, intended only for the watchdog’s consumption. The statement, released…       Read More