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Is your (cloud) mail infrastructure protected ? (i-Force)

Author: Pieter Van der Hulst (i-Force)Publication date: 09/04/2021 Despite its pervasive use and age, emails are considered as one of the top attack vectors when it is about security breaches. As per the Data breach statistics, it is being found that the email system is the main source for cybercrime

Cybercriminals thrive on the COVID-19 pandemic (Timelex)

Authors: Zenzi De Graeve and Geert Somers (Timelex) Publication date: 07/04/2020 The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives drastically as it impacts our health system, our economy and our daily interactions. But in addition to these persistent threats, the virus created an environment in which cybercriminals thrive. Cyberattacks

2020-04-18T11:41:34+00:00 18 april 2020|Categories: Informaticarecht Privacy recht|Tags: , , , , , , |

GDPR boete British Airways: gehackte onderneming dubbel slachtoffer? (Timelex)

Auteur: Bernd Fiten (Timelex) Publicatiedatum: 10/07/2019 De Britse toezichthoudende autoriteit, de British Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), liet weten van plan te zijn om een GDPR boete op te leggen van £ 183 miljoen (omgerekend € 243,47 miljoen) aan British Airways. Dat is 1,5% van de volledige omzet van het bedrijf in het boekjaar

2019-07-31T07:27:34+00:00 31 juli 2019|Categories: Privacy recht Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , , |

Cyberattack: no science-fiction, but reality in Belgium (Intersentia)

Author: Intersentia Publication date: 01/07/2019 On June 15, 2019 ASCO Industries has broken its silence regarding the cyberattack saying it has been hit with ransomware and has shut down activities at its facilities in Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany. Information technology: new opportunities for, and vulnerabilities to, crime

Ransomware: how to protect and respond (CERT.be)

Ransomware is de benaming voor kwaadaardige software (malware) die computergebruikers probeert af te persen. Hiervoor blokkeert ransomware de toegang tot een informaticasysteem of versleutelt het de gegevens zodat ze onbruikbaar worden. Het slachtoffer verneemt via een boodschap op het scherm dat de toestand opnieuw genormaliseerd zal worden na het betalen

2017-08-15T20:52:30+00:00 15 mei 2017|Categories: Informaticarecht|Tags: , , , |

WannaCry Ransomware: First ever case of cyber cooperation at EU level (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security)

ENISA and several European Member States are currently working together to assess the situation caused by the WannaCry Ransomware at European level. As of Friday 12 May 2017, multiple variants of a ransomware named WannaCry have been spreading globally, affecting hundreds of thousands of users, organizations, including users in the

2017-05-15T17:37:48+00:00 15 mei 2017|Categories: Informaticarecht Straf- en strafprocesrecht|Tags: , |

Cyber-crime as a serious and organised crime threat (TaylorWessing)

March 2017 saw the publication of not one, but two, reports into cybercrime which make interesting reading both as to recent developments and what is expected by criminal investigators in the future. Europol’s 2017 Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment – Crime in the age of technology report covers a

2017-04-13T06:13:38+00:00 13 april 2017|Categories: Informaticarecht Straf- en strafprocesrecht|Tags: , |

Cryptoware: data als handelswaar voor criminelen (Waeterinckx Advocaten)

Reeds eind 2013 deed malware in de vorm van cryptoware al zijn intrede. Door het openen van een onbekend bestand, het bezoeken van bepaalde websites, het downloaden van een bepaalde app, raakt een computersysteem (laptop, smartphone,…)  besmet en worden de bestanden op het toestel versleuteld. In de ruil voor losgeld

Cybercrime and jurisdiction. The CJEU in Concurrences /Samsung /Amazon (GAVC Law)

In the flurry of judgments issued by the European Court of Justice on Super Wednesday, 21 December, spare a read for C-618/15 Concurrence /Samsumg /Amazon: Cybercrime, which dealt with jurisdiction for tort under the Brussels I Recast Regulation and the location of locus damni in the event of online sales.

Verdict on the biggest media scandal in Danish history (Bird & Bird)

Glostrup District Court in Denmark recently passed their eagerly awaited verdict in what is considered the biggest media scandal in Danish history, concerning long-term systematic abuse of illegally obtained credit card information from a variety of Danish celebrities and royalty.

2016-12-06T17:01:39+00:00 6 december 2016|Categories: Informaticarecht Privacy recht|Tags: , , , |