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Electronic Privacy Communications Act and Cloud Computing


A decision has come down in what may be the first legal challenge to a US search warrant for data stored overseas. In July 2016, Microsoft Corp. won an appeal against the US Department of Justice surrounding law enforcement access to email stored in the cloud on a server in Dublin, Ireland. The three justices…

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Ransomware


Earlier in 2016, several California hospitals faced a grim proposition: pay up immediately or lose access to medical files. Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center all fell victim to hackers demanding money in exchange for keeping their facilities’ data available. This type of extortion is known as ransomware. Ransomware…

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Millions of Mexican Voters’ Records Found Freely Floating in the Cloud


Mexican voter registration data was publicly accessible until a researcher found it on Amazon Web Services. This data contained 93.4 million records and included names, birthdates, addresses, occupations, voter identification numbers, and other information. MacKeeper Researcher Chris Vickery discovered the data hosted on the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in April 2016. After his finding,…

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The Treacherous 12 – Continued: 2016’s Top 5 Cloud Security Threats


The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced 2016’s top cloud security threats in March during the RSA Conference. The list puts a spotlight on poor cloud computing choices that grow into legal and public image nightmares for enterprises. Two hundred and seventy-one people responded to the study, and almost half were Americans in the tech industry….

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The Treacherous 12: 2016’s Top Cloud Security Threats 


  The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced 2016’s top cloud security threats in March during the RSA Conference. The list puts a spotlight on poor cloud computing choices that grow into huge problems for enterprises. Two hundred and seventy-one people responded to the study, and almost half were Americans in the tech industry. Security specialists…

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