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Cyber Attacks Hit Major Banks. Is Your Business Next?

Over the past week, several websites belonging to some of the largest banks in the country have been hacked in what experts are calling one of the "biggest cyber attacks they've ever seen." As this CNN Money article points out, the websites "have all suffered day-long slowdowns and been sporadically unreachable for many customers."

According to security experts, the "denial of service" attacks, which began on Sept. 19, are the largest ever recorded. 

For all businesses, denial of service attacks are a growing and more menacing threat.  Your customers can’t access your website and can’t buy your goods and services. This can be catastrophic to your company. So the question remains: What have you done to protect your business?

The CNN Money article can be read in its entirety clicking on the link below. 

CNN Money - "Major banks hit with biggest cyberattacks in history"



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Joan Long, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Intellectual Property and Litigation Law Attorney
Of Counsel (Retired)

Joan L. Long is retired of counsel in the Chicago and Grand Rapids offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Department and chaired of the Advertising and Marketing Group. Ms. Long’s practice focused on intellectual property protection and enforcement with an emphasis on Lanham Act compliance and enforcement.

Ms. Long provided clients with advice and evaluation in connection with advertising claims, including assessment of the substantiation for the claim and potential liability for false or...