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June 8, 2016
10 ways law firms can make life difficult for hackers 

Law Firms are an attractive target as they too hold sensitive, confidential data ranging from personal to professional. Cyber attacks can cost the firm a great deal of money to handle, and can be costly to its reputation also. The obvious response is to improve cyber defenses. There is no ‘answer-in-a-box,’ since each law firm has its own risk profile, but there are still a number of general principles that will lower any firm’s risk profile. Find here the 10 best recommendations.

How to keep USB thumb drive malware away from your PC 

It seems pretty simple but bears repeating: Don't share. One should understand the risk of using an untrusted USB drive. There are a number of ways in which the once harmless USB drive can act maliciously. The golden rule is never plug anything into your computer that you do not 100% trust.

NBA Players' Financial Data Exposed In BEC Email Scam 

An employee of the NBA franchise unknowingly emailed the players’ 2015 IRS W-2 forms to a hacker impersonating Milwaukee Bucks' president Peter Feigin. The basketball organization was target of a business email compromise (BEC) scam involving the release of its players’ financial details. 

Medical records for thousands of NFL players were stolen

A thief allegedly stole a backpack from Washington Redskins athletic trainer's car. It contained a laptop which was password protected, but unencrypted. It had a collection of medical records from last 13 years for the majority of players. HHS has been pursuing HIPAA violations against companies that have had unencrypted computers, with medical records stolen from employees. 

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