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January 2020 Blog

  • Cyber News

    This new decade has already seen its share of breaches.  Hackers have started directly hacking U.S. telecom companies to take over customer cell phone numbers.  Twenty-two year-old Nicholas Truglia has been indicted for stealing an investor’s identity and making off with $23 million in cryptocurrency. Microsoft’s data breach exposed over 250 million records.  Thankfully, that…

    Posted 1/27/2020
  • Beware of Conversation-Hijacking

    As more and more people are becoming savvy about traditional phishing attacks, cyber criminals are upping their game too.  Conversation- hijacking is becoming a more popular means of attack.  It happens when criminals insert themselves into a conversation, through the use of previously compromised credentials.  These attackers will develop trust and then ask for money…

    Posted 1/16/2020
  • Happy New Year?

    The last Appellate Court opinion issued in 2019 does not make for a happy 2020 for employers and carriers. In the case of David B. Lemon v. Mt. Pleasant Waterworks and State Accident Fund, the Court of Appeals addressed the carrier’s right to claim a credit for disability benefits paid to the claimant as a…

    Posted 1/8/2020
  • 2019 and 2020 Cyber Attacks

    Potentially more than 200,000,000 Fortnite users and almost every citizen of Ecuador had their data breached in 2019.  You can read about the biggest cyber-attacks of 2019 here and here.  2020 has already seen its first major breach; Travelex, a foreign currency-exchange company, received a ransomware attack that hijacked the company’s system.  Hackers demanded a…

    Posted 1/8/2020
  • 2020 SC WC Fundamentals

    Happy new year everyone!  From all of us at Clement Rivers, LLP, we hope that 2020 is off to a great start and will bring you much success.  As we do every year, our Workers’ Compensation group has created an information sheet on South Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws, which includes information about scheduled members, SC…

    Posted 1/6/2020