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Equifax Agrees to Pay $700 Million to Settle U.S. Breach Probe

Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. “Companies that profit from personal information …

Premera Blue Cross Pays States $10 Million over Data Breach

SEATTLE — Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than 10 million people across …

Marriott Faces $124 Million Fine From U.K. for Data Hacking

The massive hacking of Marriott International Inc. reservation databases could lead to a 99 million-pound ($124 million) fine as the U.K. cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days. The cyber attack, which Marriott …

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions with US

WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted …

Global Hackers Are Thwarted by FBI, Europe in $100 Million Heist

U.S. and European law enforcement officials on Thursday said they had dismantled a global organized cybercrime network, which used malware to steal banking login details in an attempt to pocket about $100 million from thousands of businesses. A federal grand …

Cyber Risks to Exceed Natural Disasters for Insurers: Scor CEO

Cyber risks will soon become bigger risks than natural catastrophes for the insurance sector, Scor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Denis Kessler said, recommending the industry build a comprehensive, common global scale to assess cyber-related incidents. “I dream of a …

Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect, but Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety — security cameras installed by relatives — may do more harm than good, says Clara …

Real or Artificial? Tech Titans Declare AI Ethics Concerns

About the photo: In this March 21, 2019 photo a robot called “Pepper” is positioned near an entrance to a Microsoft Store location, in Boston. Microsoft, a company that often tries to position itself as an early thinker on ethics …

Norsk Hydro’s Production Near Normal after Cyber Attack

Production at Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was back to near normal after a cyber attack last month, the company said on Friday. The group halted some of its production on March 19 and switched other units to manual operation …

Initial Loss from Norsk Hydro’s Cyber Attack May Exceed $40 Million

Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro may have lost more than $40 million in the week that followed a cyber attack that paralyzed parts of its operations, and a full recovery of IT systems will take weeks or more, the company …