Practical cybersecurity for law firms: How to batten down the hatches

We’re quickly approaching 2018, and a week doesn’t go by without another variant of malware causing havoc across the globe. First it was the WannaCry ransomware worm, which infected more than 230,000 computer systems in over 150 countries, demanding ransom … Read More

FedEx: NotPetya Cost $300m, Wrecked Q1 Earnings

FedEx, the worldwide package delivery giant, said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that the NotPetya ransomware outbreak in late June has cost it an estimated $300 million dollars and forced the company to miss its fiscal first quarter earnings. … Read More

An FDA First: Cyber Recall for Implantable Device

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert about the first recall of a network-connected implantable device due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The agency is instructing patients with certain implantable cardiac pacemakers from St. Jude Medical – now owned … Read More

The Internet of Things: New Risks Bring New Opportunities

 There’s no question that the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically transform how people across the globe live and work. Tech research firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be 20.4 billion connected devices worldwide. And … Read More

The Dark Art of Encryption

The current crisis of encryption is in part due to a lack of intelligence. The governments of the UK and Australia are talking about bans, regulations, requirements and other legal structures to address the perceived problem of “going dark”. The … Read More

The weird science of quantum computing, communications and encryption

Ever heard of quantum entanglement? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. As I have written about before, quantum theory is the abstract basis of modern physics. It explains the nature and behavior of how matter acts. Albert Einstein discovered quantum … Read More

Next wave of cyberattacks could target health devices

There are few high-tech scenarios more nightmarish than attacks on connected medical devices. Imagine a pacemaker held for ransom by a foreign hacker or a medical center spoofed into giving patients toxic doses of drugs. But the proliferation of connected … Read More

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft says. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers. It … Read More

Hacker steals and shares unreleased TV shows

A malicious hacker has reportedly released 10 episodes of the new series of TV show ‘Orange is the New Black’. The episodes are believed to have been uploaded to file-sharing sites across the net after US media firm Netflix refused … Read More

How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

The traditional model of hacking a bank isn’t so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. But one enterprising group of hackers targeting a Brazilian bank seems to have taken … Read More