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Government and business cooperation regarding cybercrime investigations

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Rose Law Group attorney Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues Recently a client asked: The FBI wants my help with investigating a cybercrime against my business. What do I do? This is an increasingly common issue as businesses rely more on technologies with security protocols.  The government has […]

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Facebook fines in France are a warning to American businesses operating in the EU

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues In January 2016, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection watchdog, notified Facebook that it was violating the French Data Protection Act and gave the social media giant three months to revise its data collection policies. […]

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WannaCry ransomware attack illustrates need for evolution in cybersecurity norms; efforts must be coordinated globally, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Zachary Goldman and Damon McCoy | The Hill Individuals and institutions affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack face a Hobson’s choice — the malicious software (malware) encrypts a user’s documents while the decryption keys remain in the hands of the cybercriminals. Victims of the attack can either pay the hackers for the release of their files, […]

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How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, shares some ‘proactive steps’

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Brian X. Chen | The New York Times A decade-old form of malicious software known as ransomware has been making headlines after cybercriminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is […]

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Long Before ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware, Decades Of Cyber ‘Wake-Up Calls;’ Comprehensive efforts to work against threats lacking, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Alina Selyukh | NPR By latest counts, more than 200,000 computers in some 150 countries have been hit by a cyberattack using ransomware called WannaCry or WannaCrypt, which locked the data and demanded payment in bitcoin. The malware was stopped by a young U.K. researcher’s lucky discovery of a kill switch, but not before it caused hospitals […]

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How to protect yourself from the global ransomware attack; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, weighs in

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Brian Fung | The Washington Post Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday’s worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain’s National Health Service. But if you’re just hearing about this attack — or waking up to an unresponsive computer of […]

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‘Ransomware’ locks down prominent Providence law firm; Lauren Reynolds, a Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, says such ‘holdups’ becoming common

Posted by   /  May 7, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Katie Mulvaney | Providence Journal n unknown person or group held a Providence law firm captive for months by encrypting its files and then demanding $25,000 in ransom paid in anonymous cyber currency to restore access, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd. is suing its insurer, Sentinel Insurance […]

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For Internet privacy, VPNs are an imperfect shield; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

Posted by   /  April 6, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Brian X. Chen | The New York Times When Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules last week, Steve Wilmot, a Los Angeles songwriter, reacted like many worried consumers: He looked into signing up for a technology service known as a virtual private network, or VPN. The online privacy rules, which were set to […]

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The cyberthreat to government that’s lurking in the shadows; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Many public employees use unsanctioned software on work computers. It poses serious security risks By Tod Newcombe | Governing Michael Roling, Missouri’s chief information security officer (CISO), knew that some of the state’s 40,000 employees were using unapproved software they had downloaded from the cloud to their work computers and devices. But when his team […]

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