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Free iPhone password breaker released
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2010

Back in October you may remember our post on Elcomsoft, a Russian software company that came out with program to decrypt common wireless network signals


FTC tells businesses, schools and local governments: stop sharing personal information on peer-to-peer filesharing networks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it had notified "almost 100" companies and organizations, including schools and local governments, that sensitive personal information from those entities was being shared across peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing networks


Regulators provide online privacy notice builder to help financial institutions comply with Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Last week a number of federal regulatory agencies rolled out an online privacy notice builder for financial institutions subject to one or more of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) regulations


Incident of the week: NSA officer indicted for emailing classified documents to reporter
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted Thomas A Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), on charges that he emailed classified NSA documents and information to Siobhan Gorman, then a reporter for the Baltimore Sun


Accountants ask court to exempt them from Red Flags Rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

Last week the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) filed papers seeking summary judgment in the lawsuit filed against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to exempt accountants from the FTC's Red Flags Rules


The FTC fines Las Vegas man $35,000 for dumping customer financial records in public dumpster
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

This week, the FTC finalized a $35,000 settlement with Gregory Navone, the real estate broker who left 40 boxes of customer tax returns, bank statements, consumer reports and other financial records in a public dumpster behind an office building in Las Vegas


Fight breaks out over whether hacker responsible for largest data breach in history suffers from "Internet addiction"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

In December, Albert Gonzalez, aka "segvec," "soupnazi" and "j4guar17" pled guilty to charges that he masterminded the theft of over 100 million consumer credit card numbers and other financial information from Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven and other companies


Massachusetts regulators finalizing information security regulations, keep March 1, 2010 deadline
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

According to BNA reporter Martha Kessler, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) has filed its final information security regulations and will be making them public this week


Massachusetts regulators propose amendments to information security regulations, delay enforcement until March 1, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

On Monday, August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) indicated that it will be modifying some provisions of the strict Massachusetts information security regulations first promulgated last year, 201 CMR 17


Incident of the week: hack of researchers' email triggers "Climategate"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2009

Compared to security breaches that involve credit card and bank account information, other breaches in security often get somewhat short-changed in the media, notwithstanding the occasional hack of a celebrity cell phone