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W-2 Fraud: Are Your Clients Prepared for a W-2 “Phishing” Attack?

Tax Season Creates a Spike in These Catastrophic Incidents The Background Your HR Director walks into your office: her face ashen, her voice trembling. Earlier that day, she received an email from the company CFO asking her to email all employee W-2 forms to him. In her typical efficient manner, she complied immediately. The email from the CFO, however, was a phony. It was a “spoof” email sent from a …Read More

Phishing Update: The Bad Guys Are Getting More Sophisticated – And Losses Are Way Up

More Bad News…Your Loss From Phishing Fraud May Not Be Covered By Insurance Phishing scams are not new, but losses from these social engineering ploys are increasing dramatically as the fraudsters become more convincing in their techniques.  Indeed, this was one of the primary themes of this year’s Net Diligence Cyber Insurance conference in Santa Monica, California. It’s Getting Ugly Out There… The FBI estimates phishing attacks have cost organizations …Read More

Business Development Consultant

We’re hiring a Business Development Consultant…  (Digital Forensics and eDiscovery) 4Discovery is an elite digital forensics consulting firm located in the West Loop of Chicago. We are an established small and growing company, with an excellent reputation – operating within a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. We’re looking to add a business development professional to our team to help us grow our business.  Here’s the right person… We are looking …Read More

Chicago-Based Digital Forensics Firm 4Discovery Sponsors 2016 CISO of the Year Program

As a show of support for one of the information security industry’s most important leadership initiatives, 4Discovery LLC has announced their sponsorship of the 2016 CISO of the Year Program. In its fourth year, the CISO of the Year Award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the companies they represent.  The …Read More

An Executive Resigns: Misconduct Suspected, Employer Cannot Access Evidence on His Mobile Phone

“Sorry…You Are Locked Out of Your Own Data” Well, it happened again today.  We had to call a client and advise them that it will be nearly impossible, or at least very expensive to perform a forensic exam of one of their smart phones after the user of the phone, a key executive suspected of misconduct, abruptly resigned.  Why?  Because the device, a newer Apple iPhone, was password protected and …Read More

Your Law Firm Has Just Suffered a Data Breach…Do you Tell Your Clients?

Recent Law Firm Data Breaches are Reigniting This Debate Cyber attacks against some of the country’s top law firms are creating fresh concerns about protecting client data, and when lawyers should advise their clients that a breach has occurred. The Wall Street Journal has reported that hackers have attacked the networks of Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP,  Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and others.  While the motives of the hackers …Read More

Mobile Phone Porting Fraud: The Risk Goes Far Beyond Consumers

Businesses are increasingly targeted by phone porting scams Much has been written and reported about the risk of mobile phone “Porting” and related financial scams against consumers.  A 90 year old grandfather, for example, recently had his identity stolen by a fraudulent caller that advised the old man that she was conducting a “phone interview.”  When the grandfather gladly offered his personal information over the phone to the scammer, the …Read More

Chicago-Based Digital Forensics Firm 4Discovery Makes Big Bet on Hot Cyber Breach Response Market

Elite Computer Forensics Consulting Shop Adds Dan Bikus to their Growing Staff In a move to bolster their position as a premier computer forensics firm, and further develop their growing Incident Response business, 4Discovery LLC has announced the hiring of a well-regarded industry veteran, Daniel Bikus.  Bikus joins 4Discovery from Tower Legal Solutions, where he was the Midwest Business Development Manager.  4Discovery plans to add two additional professionals to their …Read More

For Sale: Your Stolen Pre-Released Press Releases!

Hackers Busted Selling Press Releases to Traders – How Secure is Your Vendor’s Info Security?    In light of the rash of data security events in the last few years, your company has invested heavily in upgraded security hardware and software.  In addition, you recently completed a comprehensive security awareness training program for all your employees, reinforcing the importance of data security (in particular, reminding them not to open those …Read More

How Do You Investigate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Crimes? Examine the Digital Evidence!

Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s FCPA Conference Highlights a Study of the Alstom $772 Million Criminal Penalty Case.  Where was the smoking gun?  In the Emails. As usual, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Annual White Collar Crime and Corporate Governance Seminar in Chicago was outstanding, and featured panelists including Dan Webb and other elite Chicago attorneys.  This year’s program provided insight into the recent FCPA conviction of Alstom S.A., the French …Read More