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FBI Investigating Covid-19 Data Breach in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The FBI is investigating a data breach that may have compromised the identity of people with the COVID-19 virus in South Dakota. Paul Niedringhaus, who directs the South Dakota Fusion Center that handles emergency calls, sent …

Spies in Silicon Valley: Twitter Breach Tied to Saudi Dissident Arrests

An internal breach at Twitter Inc. a half decade ago yielded data that was later used by Saudi Arabia to harass or arrest people critical of the government, according to lawsuits, human rights groups and the relative of a person …

Marriott Says New Data Breach Affects 5.2 Million Guests

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have …

Beazley: Ransomware Attacks Increasingly Paired With Data Breach

Ransomware attacks became both more frequent and more brutal in 2019, according to a new report by speciality insurer Beazley. Beazley said its Breach Response Services unit saw a 131 percent increase in ransomware incidents last year. What’s more, a …

For Large Companies, Odds Are Even For a Cyberattack This Year

For the the top 250 U.S. firms in terms of revenue, the chance of a data breach in any given year is about the same as the chance a coin will turn up heads when flipped, according to an analysis …

Aon Buys Cytelligence to Bolster Group Handling Cyber Hacks

Aon Plc bought closely held Canadian firm Cytelligence Inc. to help boost its ability to respond to and investigate attacks on computer systems. Aon picked up employees with cybersecurity consulting and digital forensic expertise, the London-based insurance brokerage and advisory …

Wawa Facing Lawsuits Over Data Breach at All of its Stores

PHILADELPHIA — The Wawa convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast. Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the …

Facebook Must Face Data Breach Class Action on Security, But Not Damages

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after …

Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin’ Donuts Over Security Breaches

NEW YORK — Dunkin’ Donuts failed to notify almost 20,000 customers across the U.S. about cyberattacks on their accounts in 2015 and inadequately warned more than 300,000 customers about another hacking attack in 2018, New York’s attorney general said in …

Jury Indicts Capital One Hacker Suspect on Wire Fraud, Data Theft Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the suspected hacker who obtained personal information of over 100 million people in the Capital One Financial Corp. data breach on charges of wire fraud and computer data theft, the U.S. Department of Justice …