HHS-OCR Warns of Cyber Scams

On March 18, OCR shared guidance released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, warning individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. According to CISA, “[c]yber actors may...

DOJ Cracks Down on COVID-19 Related Fraud

According to a press release by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), numerous fraud schemes have developed related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a March 16 memo to U.S. attorneys, Attorney General William Barr directed the DOJ to “remain vigilant in detecting,...

Healthcare Continues to Be High-Value Target for Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks affecting healthcare organizations show no sign of easing.  A recent report by Comparitech identified at least 172 ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations since 2016.  Comparitech utilized data from the Department of Health and Human Services,...

Georgia Company Files Civil Lawsuit to Combat Cyber Criminals

Southwire Company, LLC, a Georgia-based wire and cable manufacturer, has filed suit in federal district court in Georgia alleging that an unnamed hacker accessed its data without authorization and encrypted its files such that it was unable for a time to access its...