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In two unrelated cases, New Jersey courts made the point that jurisdiction will extend to hackers who have no connection with the state other than an intention to harm its residents.

In Christie v. Nat’l Inst. for Newman Studies, U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson determined that the court ...

The Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a circuit court order granting summary judgment that held that emails containing invitations to connect on LinkedIn did not constitute solicitations in violation of a non-competition agreement.

The dispute arose when Gregory P. Gelineau ...

Being prepared and knowing the steps to take after a ransomware attack may reduce a law firm’s legal, ethical, operational and even reputational exposure.

The recent NotPetya and WannaCry attacks resulted in the lock down of key data and hence operations at multinational businesses and ...

On May 11, 2017 President Donald Trump signed an executive order to bolster the government's cybersecurity and protect critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks, marking his first significant action to address what he had previously called a top priority.

Victims of a ransomware attack may now have alternatives to paying the ransom to a cyber-criminal as a result of the No More Ransom project.  Recognizing the enormous amount of harm that ransomware creates for the enterprise, No More Ransom was started by Europol, the Dutch National Police ...

The average American consumer has become accustomed to, and even relies upon, receiving their tax refund during this time of the year. Unfortunately, so have hackers, who use tax refund season as an opportunity to obtain data and, of course, cash from unsuspecting victims.

Not surprisingly ...

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia was recently tasked with determining whether a shareholder derivative action against Home Depot, challenging the adequacy of the company’s cyber security strategy, should be dismissed. The action was filed on the ...

Recognizing that cybercriminals have sought to exploit technological vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive electronic data, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has proposed new rules regarding cybersecurity requirements for financial services ...

According to a statement this past Thursday, WikiLeaks published more than 200,000 internal Sony Pictures Entertainment documents and e-mails in connection with the data breach incident involving Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio late last year.  The release included 30,287 documents and ...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T for failing to protect the privacy, personal information and social security numbers of its customers.  According to the FCC’s complaint, AT&T employees actively stole this information from an ...

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