Cyber Crime News: DocuSign Confirms Hack and Email Theft; WannaCry Ransomware Creates Worldwide Disruption; Don't Click That Weird Google Docs Link

By TLTA Staff


On Tuesday, May 16, DocuSign posted a warning that hackers had gained access to "a separate, non-core system" and stolen email addresses. The company claims no other information was stolen. HousingWire has the story and what you as a title insurance professional need to know, while Forbes digs deeper into how this probably happened and how the hackers may attack moving forward.
 
Read "Hackers Reportedly Steal 'Millions' of Email Addresses From DocuSign" (HousingWire) »
 
Read "DocuSign Confirms Hack and the Stolen Data Could Put You at Risk" (Forbes) »
 
Also, the ransomware known as WannaCry created problems worldwide last week. It has now reached more than 150 countries and 200,000 computers, shutting down hospitals, universities, warehouses and banks. Though it might seem to be an issue for only businesses, institutions and governments, individuals are at risk, too, as WannaCry targets a Windows operating system flaw in older versions of the OS that have not been patched and other systems that have not been kept up-to-date. Here's how to protect yourself.
 
Read "How to Protect Yourself from WannaCry Ransomware" (CNet) »
 
In other cyber crime news, a very convincing Google Docs phishing scheme is still racing around the Internet, which means you should avoid clicking any weird Google Docs that have been emailed to you recently — even if it's from someone you know.
  
Read "Hey: Don't Click That Weird Google Docs Link You Just Got (and Tell Your Mom Not to Click, Either)" (NY Mag) » 
  
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