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Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack: 10 Lessons Learned

April 2, 2024 | Cyber Security

Why does it matter to you?

In February of 2024, Change Healthcare, a prominent player in the healthcare industry, fell victim to a ransomware attack that sent shockwaves through its systems and networks.  The incident highlights the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures and vigilance across all organizations, no matter of their size.   

How they did it – Anatomy of the Attack 

Exploiting Weaknesses – The attackers meticulously identified vulnerabilities within Change Healthcare’s infrastructure. The weaknesses ranged from outdated software Read More

Cyber Bullets for Small Law Firms

February 26, 2024 | Cyber Security

In our rapidly evolving digital landscape, all organizations are facing an onslaught of cybersecurity threats. According to recent research, victims of cyber attacks paid out a record $1.1 billion last year and have already seen a spike of 130% more over last year with an average payout of more than $500,000.

The legal industry is not immune to these cyber threats.  Encryption ransomware and data exfiltration extortion attacks persistently plague small and medium-sized law firms, such as these notable examplesRead More

FCC Bans AI Voices in Robocalls, Yet Deep Fake Scams Persist

February 21, 2024 | Cyber Security

On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission outlawed AI-generated voices in robocalls and with the upcoming Presidential election in the United States, it is easy to see why. Imagine the implications if “leaked audio” from a presidential nominee started to reach voters directly with defamatory voice clips that sound like the candidate, but are artificially created. Beyond election interference, the age-old scam of a grandchild stuck in a foreign prison and needing money wired quickly is becoming more sophisticated, … Read More

The Ransomware Payment Risk

January 27, 2021 | Cyber Security Risk + Compliance

Deciding whether or not to pay off a criminal that has crippled your organization’s operations with ransomware is a painful undertaking.  It is a crucial decision that must be made at a time often described as “pure chaos.” Management, attorneys, IT staff, incident response/digital forensics experts, the communications team, insurance companies and others all take part in addressing the crisis with an eye toward restoring operations to normal as quickly as possible.  Time is of the essence.  When technical recovery … Read More

The Ransom is the Least of Your Worries

June 5, 2017 | Cyber Security Financial Crime Consulting

Wannacry is the latest herald of cyber-Armageddon. Countless computers all over the world were rendered useless. Data became encrypted and unavailable. Pay the ransom or kiss your data goodbye forever was the threat.

Wannacry spread around the world very rapidly, affecting service companies, manufacturers, national healthcare systems, governmental agencies and individuals. By one report, the perpetrators of Wannacry have earned about $50,000 through their ransom demands. This is not a huge payoff, but it may be enough to provide … Read More

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