Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.  Texas cities, towns slammed by costly cyberattack Fox Business At least 23 Texas towns suffered a “coordinated” ransomware Opens a New Window. attack, according to the state's Department of Information

Written by: Chase Langhorne, Esq.  Ransomware attacks are plaguing businesses all over the world and, unfortunately, show no signs of slowing down. The scenario goes something like this: you come into work, pour a cup of coffee, go to check your email and nothing seems to work. You cannot open your email, nor any files on your computer. Slowly people start walking the halls asking if you are having

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.  Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone Forbes Apple has massively increased the amount it's offering hackers for finding

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Fashion ID is an online retailer whose website used a plug-in to feature a Facebook "Like" button.  As a result of the plug-in, when a user lands on Fashion ID's website, information about the user's IP address and browser string is automatically transferred to Facebook.  This transfer of information occurs irrespective of whether the user has clicked the "Like" button, and whether or not

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a case against Facebook for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act can proceed as a class action.  The lawsuit stems out of Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" feature.  When a Facebook user enables the Tag Suggestions feature, Facebook uses facial recognition technology to analyze whether the user's Facebook friends are in photos uploaded by the user. The technology scans the

Written by: Chase Langhorne, Esq. Artificial Intelligence ("AI") devices can make everyday life easier. They can tell us the temperature outside, set a timer, and even order a pizza; but what is happening to all the data being collected by these devices? Think of everything an AI device hears in your living room while waiting for the designated wake up command ("Alexa", "Hey Google", etc.). For example, in a

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Fox News The breach in total affected about 100 million people in the U.S. and 6

HBS Attorney Analysis   Arkansas’s New Breach Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect This Month By: Anthony E. Stewart, Esq. Earlier this year, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed HB 1943, which amends the Personal Information Protection Act. It goes into effect on July 23, 2019. The new law expands the definition of ‘personal information,’ imposes additional reporting obligations, and enacts specific retention requirements. It continues to apply to any business that acquires, owns, or licenses the personal

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Massive data breach hits Capital One affecting more than 100 million customers USA TODAY Capital One said Monday personal information, including Social Security and bank account numbers, of more than 100 million individuals was