On May 10, 2021, the hacking group DarkSide succeeded in shutting down the Colonial Pipeline with a ransomware attack that highlighted the vulnerability of the U.S. energy sector to cyberattacks. The attack led to a panic among many consumers in the Southeast, resulting in a fuel shortage throughout several states. According to media reports, Colonial Pipeline paid $4.4 million in ransom to DarkSide to get its system back online.… More
Monthly Archives: June 2021
In Van Buren v. United States, the Supreme Court has issued its first ever opinion interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The CFAA, originally conceived as an anti-hacking statute, broadly prohibits, and imposes civil and criminal penalties for, accessing computers or computer systems “without authorization” or in a way that “exceeds authorized access.” 18 U. S. C. §1030(a)(2). The question before the Court was how far CFAA liability extends under that latter clause—“exceeds authorized access.” Does it apply merely to those allowed to obtain information from some parts of computer systems but not others? … More
The risks of owning and operating a business continue to change, and we must all adapt to survive and thrive.
Please join Foley Hoag partner Colin Zick- and a great panel of experts and advisors – to learn what you can do to mitigate against the rapidly evolving cyber threats to your business and your customers.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 17,… More