5 Tips For In-House Counsel Anticipating Cyber Class Actions

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 1:38 PM EST) -- Blame the pandemic on yet one more startling statistic: The number of data breaches has increased over 270% as compared to the same period last year.[1]

Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the disruption and distraction caused by the move to work from home. Ransomware is up 90%, according to one report.[2] These criminals have hit every industry, from hotel chains to tech companies to major law firms. Hospitals are the latest victims.

On Oct. 28, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies issued a joint alert warning of "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals...

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