Multiple federal agencies sent out a joint alert on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 about ransomware activity targeting the healthcare and public health sector. The advisory, which was sent out by Cybersecurity and Infrastrustrure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), describes … Continue reading Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector
In a Private Industry Notification announcement this month from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the official end of life for Windows 7, the FBI states it "has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end-of-life status," and added that "continuing to use Windows 7 within an enterprise may provide … Continue reading If You Are Still Using Windows 7, You Are At Risk
The State of Ransomware 2020 global study conducted earlier this year on behalf of Sophos and reported this week in its blog found that organizations that decide to pay the ransom to get their data back, do so in 94% of cases. The research questioned 5,000 IT managers from 26 countries (500 from the US … Continue reading Pay the Computer Ransom? – 94% get their data back
Police agencies are now taking steps to enforce the Governor and Department of Health’s “Stay Home” order. A woman in York county has now been cited for driving her car in violate of the “Stay Home” orders. It is therefore a good time to review what that order says: The Governor has ordered: All individuals … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Are Now Enforcing Governor Wolf’s Stay-At-Home Order
This November when you go to the polls or if you’ve requested an absentee ballot, you may see the following question: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take … Continue reading Why You Should Vote “NO” on the Proposed PA Constitutional Amendment – Marsy’s Law (HB 276) – in November
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt Governor John Fetterman held a news conference to announce that it is time for Pennsylvania to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana. Previously, Governor Wolf had stated that he wanted to study the effects of legalization on the 11 states that had already legalized adult … Continue reading Governor calls for expedited pardon process for Pennsylvanians with small amount, non-violent marijuana convictions.
On October 24, 2018, Act 153 of 2018 was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf increasing penalties for habitual offenders of Pennsylvania’s DUI Laws. The new law went into effect just before the Holiday Season, on December 23, 2018. Multiple convictions for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania is now a felony under the … Continue reading Pennsylvania makes habitual DUI violations a felony.
With the noted exception of the current Attorney General, there is a growing acceptance of legalize use of marijuana in the United States. Thirty of the fifty states have legalized marijuana for either medical and/or recreational use. As the laws with regards to marijuana use continue to change state by state, the states which have … Continue reading More Pennsylvania Cities Decriminalize Marijuana Despite State Law.
Having watched a lot of Law & Order, most individuals believe that upon arrest, they will be provided at least one free phone call but that isn't exactly true in Pennsylvania. Upon arrest, there is no immediate right to a phone call in Pennsylvania. Within a reasonable time of being arrested, the Police officer must … Continue reading After an Arrest in Pennsylvania, You Get a Free Phone Call, Right? Well, Not Exactly…
To the surprise of many, The Washington Post reported that it obtained a recording of a closed-door meeting of GOP members that occurred on Thursday in the City of Philadelphia. The article even quotes statements made during the closed-door meeting, seemingly ignorant of Pennsylvania's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal … Continue reading Surreptitious Recording of GOP Meeting Violates Pennsylvania Wiretap Law – But It’s Just a Felony, Right???