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Showing posts with label ransomware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ransomware. Show all posts

Ransomware and class action lawsuits

A good article on class action lawsuits in the United States that come after a ransomware attack:

Washington Post article

 "“Companies with good security sometimes have lapses,” Solove said. There isn’t a unified legal standard laying out what sort of security a company needs to have to protect it from liability if it loses its customers’ information or suffers a ransomware attack.

“It really isn’t clear what the standard of care is,” he said. “It’s tricky. All you have to do is fail on one thing.”

That means the potential for lawsuits will keep growing as ransomware attacks do. And if lawyers can reasonably show that a company made some kind of mistake in protecting its system, victims will have an avenue to sue."

 I wrote a short article on the topic of cybersecurity lawsuits at the beginning of this year.  See

Take care if you pay the ransom

In response to the proliferation of ransomware attacks over the last five years, a series of United States Executive Orders and statutes have come to include cyberterrorists amongst the list of banned individuals with whom U.S. persons cannot conduct financial transactions.  This impacts payments to cybercriminals for ransomware attacks.

There is a detailed article from a U.S. law firm here, that sets out when payment of a ransom could lead to breach of U.S. law.  See https://www.friedfrank.com/siteFiles/Publications/NYLJ_03.05.21_Kleinman.pdf


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