Feb 162019

Noddy A. Fernandez reports:

A gift distribution company is suing a global insurance broker, citing alleged broker malpractice.

Hampton-Haddon Marketing Corp. (HHMC) filed a complaint on Jan. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Willis of Tennessee Inc. and Willis Towers Watson PLC, alleging the defendants breached their duty to advise plaintiff of reasonable business risks and the availability of insurance to cover such risks, and specifically of cyber crime risks such as the BEC scam.

Read more on Penn Record.

Happy New Year 2019

 Posted by at 4:35 pm  Uncategorized
Dec 312018

Here’s hoping that 2019 will be a less stressful year than 2018 was, and that we will see better infosecurity and fewer mega-breaches.

More coffee would be good, too.

And maybe a vacation.

Thanks to all of you for reading this site throughout the year and for sending in tips and leads. You help me keep this site going!

Happy New Year 2019!
Happy New Year 2019!

Happy Holidays!

 Posted by at 5:00 pm  Uncategorized
Dec 242018

To those who celebrate: Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa!

PogoWasRight.org and DataBreaches.net will be updated over the next few days, but perhaps not as much as I hope to take some time to enjoy family and friends.

Merry Christmas
Happy Kwanzaa
Nov 292018

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

New Delhi police have arrested 63 suspects in the last two months working and operating 26 call centers that were engaging in tech support scams, posing as tech support staff at Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other major tech companies.

The raids on Delhi-based call centers have taken place over the last two months, Microsoft said. Police first raided 10 call centers and arrested 24 people in October, and then raided 16 other call centers and made 39 more arrests this week.

Read more on ZDNet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Posted by at 9:09 am  Uncategorized
Nov 222018


Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate this holiday!

For those who will miss out on their family get-together because they are serving their community as firefighters, medics, police, soldiers…. thank you for the sacrifices you make today so that the rest of us can enjoy this occasion.

As always, I am grateful for those who regularly read this blog and share their thoughts and other articles they find.  And I am eternally grateful to the researchers and sources who share their findings so that we can all learn more about the (sorry) state of our data security.

Mistakes will be made today — and I’m not talking about my cooking, although possibly, that, too.  Breaches will happen and thousands of people will have their data exposed or stolen or misused. And eventually maybe we’ll find out about some of it.

But for now back to cooking and cleaning here…. see you all tomorrow when posting will resume.