Road-testing a lame defense for information breach: “It was a very sophisticated attack.”

They said it in the news coverage, and in recent congressional hearings. Retail executives used the same phrase as they explained why cyber thieves were able to breach their networks. “It was a very sophisticated attack,” according to top executives at Target, Neiman Marcus, and other companies who find themselves in the spotlight. Google the […]

North Carolina Lawfirm loses digital records to CryptoLocker attack

Habeas Hard Drive has been warning about CryptoLocker since last fall. This attack shows up in booby-trapped  emails.  It encrypts your data, and holds it for ransom. Now we learn of a law firm that’s lost its files to the Cryptolocker. Attorney Paul Goodson told a local television station that he paid the ransom, but […]