The president of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada says it’s not just individuals and small businesses who are shelling out to hackers who infect their computers with viruses.
“Police departments and law firms are very, very attractive targets and they pay quite often,” said Sharon Polsky, a Calgary data protection and privacy expert.
“If it’s worth it to them to regain control of their information, absolutely they’re going to pay it,” she said
More than half of in-house legal counsel report that their companies are increasing spending on cybersecurity, while one-third state that their companies have experienced a data breach, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation.
Jurors who raised concerns about the availability of their personal information prompted a mistrial in a Broward murder case earlier this week.
Jeffrey Chidsey, 30, was about to go on trial Wednesday for second-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of Cameron Fritzson outside a Davie pool hall. But one of the jurors had a question that would prove to derail the proceedings.