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FBI Director Wray Says FBI Blocked Planned Cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital

At a Boston College cybersecurity conference sponsored by Mintz, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that agents this summer thwarted a planned attack on Boston Children’s Hospital.  Wray said that the FBI learned of the plan from “an intelligence partner,” and “quick actions by everyone involved, especially at the hospital, protected both the network and the sick kids who depended on it.”   Wray attributed the plan to hackers sponsored by the Iranian government and described its potential as “one of the most despicable cyberattacks I’ve seen.” 

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.