Analysis

Global Cyberattack Exposes Big Liabilities For Simple Fixes

Law360, New York (May 14, 2017, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The massive cyberattack that began sweeping the globe Friday not only threatened the ability of major businesses and institutions to function but left them exposed to a crush of legal risks attorneys say could have been avoided had they taken basic security steps.

Legal experts this weekend discussed with Law360 the unfolding consequences of the worldwide cyber assault that took tens of thousands of computer systems hostage and, in many circumstances, put people’s lives in peril. Attorneys talked about the legal challenges that await the institutions that failed to safeguard their systems from attack, including Britain’s national health system, and one...

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