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In recent years, cyber-attacks have been increasingly more common and more dangerous as technology evolves and more companies rely on cloud-based databases to host users’ private information. However, some attacks are committed right under our noses in the form of emails, texts, and even social media, causing thousands of individuals to fall victim to these cyber-criminals’ malicious schemes.
In March 2019, the banking company Capital One would fall victim to one of the largest financial security breaches in United States history. According to the report, a hacker was able to access the personal information of over 100 million Capital One customers and applicants while going undetected by the bank for approximately four months until it was made public in July 2019.
Announced On or Around August 24, 2022 Morgan & Morgan’s industry-leading data privacy attorneys are investigating Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network (“NRHN”) regarding its recent data breach (which may be referred to as a “data event” or “data security incident”). The Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network data breach involved sensitive, personally identifiable information that was accessed by an unauthorized individual. We are investigating, among other things, the following:
Morgan & Morgan has proudly fought For the People for over 30 years and has quickly grown into the nation’s largest injury law firm, helping victims across the country get the justice they deserve. And now, Morgan & Morgan is taking that fight to the metaverse.
Equifax Inc., the American multinational consumer credit reporting agency, maintains credit reports on over 200 million U.S. consumers and sells their information to lenders. The information in these files determines the consumers' credit scores. Their credit scores are among several factors lenders will use when considering loan decisions. This is why it came as such a shock when Equifax announced that over one million of its users' credit scores were incorrectly reported and sent out to lenders all over the United States, resulting in higher interest rates and denied applications.
A statement was recently released on the Japanese Nintendo’s website warning any fans who are using old hardware to stop all immediate use due to security issues. The statement confirmed that using the breached hardware leaves consumers open to potentially being “illegally accessed from the outside, or that the connected terminal may be infected with a computer virus, etc.”
Recent complaints have alluded that credit bureau Experian’s weak website security has left some customers unable to access their accounts, which have allegedly been hijacked by hackers. The company denies that their negligence was the cause of these incidents, while victims say more could have been done to prevent it.
A hurricane, by definition, is a force to be reckoned with. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and caused over 1,800 fatalities and $125 billion in damage making it the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Years later in 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana, tragically killing over 100 people and causing $125 billion in damages, tieing Harvey with Katrina as the most damaging hurricanes to hit the U.S.
You’re changing the world through your innovative work at an exciting startup or technology company. Congratulations! Maybe you even have stock options and a nice bonus every year. But do you know what to do in the event of a sudden workforce reduction? <br />