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Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

Microsoft is doing its bit to help hospitals and care facilities to protect themselves from human-operated ransomware attacks. In a blog post published today, they write, in part: While a wide range of adversaries have been known to exploit vulnerabilities in network devices, more and more human-operated ransomware campaigns are seeing the opportunity and are jumping...

Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom

Zack Whittaker reports: Zoom’s troubled year just got worse. Now that a large portion of the world is working from home to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom’s popularity has rocketed, but also has led to an increased focus on the company’s security practices and privacy promises. Hot on the heels of two security researchers finding a...

UK: Morrisons not liable for 2014 data breach, says Supreme Court

Alex Scroxton reports: Supermarket chain Morrisons has succeeded in its appeal to the Supreme Court against judgments that held it liable for an insider data breach caused by a disgruntled employee. In its unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court said previous judgments had fundamentally misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in a number of ways, most notably...

Virgin Media facing lawsuit over exposed database

It’s Wednesday, so law firms continue to try to round up clients for potential class action lawsuits by making big noises about how much money a company might be required to pay out.  Emer Scully reports: Virgin Media could be forced to pay up to £4.5billion to customers whose personal data was published online...