Remember the Ashley Madison data breach scandal? Well, the website’s parent company may have secured an $11.2 million online class action settlement. The Infamous Ashley Madison Online Data Breach Scandal In 2015, hackers unsheathed 36 million accounts on the infamous extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com. The...
The micropayment miracle, Pokémon Go (PoGo), currently holds the prize belt for “most popular game of all time,” and in short few months, it’s raked in over $210,000,000. Market experts expect revenues to hit $1.1 billion by year’s end, and savvy brick-and-mortar businesses are PoGo...
Is virus spoofing against regulations? You bet your spam it is. What are the consequences for getting caught? The FTC could force you to fork over millions, which has the power to extinguish an operation. What Is Virus Spoofing? Virus spoofing is the act of...
Is your online security house in order? If not, stop what you’re doing and contact a digital security guru, pronto – especially if you collect and store customers’ personal and financial information. Why? A U.S. court recently ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can pursue...
Online purveyor of pro-paramour lifestyles, AshleyMadison.com, encouraged users to “have an affair,” because “life is short.” Well, the company’s lifespan may now be in jeopardy thanks to a possible litigation tsunami heading its way. Who can exposed Ashley Madison users sue? The website or the...
A couple of months ago, Mark Eichorn quietly posted a significant post on the Federal Trade Commission’s blog. In it, he gives an overview of how the FTC approaches breach and data security investigations. The post advises: “We’ll also consider the steps the company took...
ATTENTION WEB DEVELOPERS & DESIGNERS: Scammers developed a new scheme targeting Web designers and developers. We’ve outlined the con below. Take 2 minutes to make sure you're not a target. Web-Designer-Scam Red Flags Initial Contact: Perpetrators of the web-designer-scam usually initiate contact via an email...
Do you treat Google as a confessional or a digital counter spy? If someone stumbled upon your private searches, would they think: “Dear Authorities: I have convincing proof that the hybrid of Patrick Bateman and Omen Damien now walks among us. Can you get on...
By the end of this post, you’ll understand Arizona's "data breach notification law" and what you're legally required to do in the wake of a hack, leak, or manual data breach. Ready to speak to a lawyer about your situation? Get in touch. Arizona businesses...
If you operate a website or app that collects personal user information, read on. What are the International Safe Harbor Provisions and TRUSTe? International Safe Harbor Certification Program First things first: what, exactly, is a “Safe Harbor” provision? In 1995, the European Union ("E.U.") ratified...
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