Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 8 - FBI CyberAlert about massive attack, July 25, 2017 – so what do we do?

July 28, 2017 By Joe Dehner

On July 25, 2017, the FBI issued a TLP:AMBER alert on its Cyber Watch system about an elaborate cyber-criminal attack underway by sources believed to originate from Iran. The Alert lists about 200 domain names and IP addresses that individuals and businesses should avoid.

The Alert lists four actions that all persons and businesses should take to avoid being harmed, not only by this attack, but to address the burgeoning rise of malware and other attacks against our data privacy and use of the internet:

To receive FBI reports about cybersecurity criminal attacks and become a better protector of your own data privacy and web connections, you can subscribe to the FBI’s TLP:AMBER alerts. If you encounter suspicious or worse cyber-criminal activity, you should report it immediately at or by phone at 855-292-3937. Let’s join to counter threats to our privacy and the powerful positive force of the internet. Remember, your personal data privacy begins with you! 

For more information, please contact Joe Dehner or any attorney in Frost Brown Todd’s Privacy and Information Security Law Practice Group.