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Explainer: the Security Flaw That’s Freaked Out the Internet

BOSTON (AP) — Security pros say it’s one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they’ve ever seen. They say state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers and rogue cryptocurrency miners have already seized on it. The Department of Homeland Security is sounding a …

Major Outage at Amazon Disrupts Businesses Across the US

A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become. …

Hackers Try to Extort University of Colorado in Cyberattack

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hackers are trying to extort the University of Colorado after a cyberattack that potentially compromised personal information from more than 310,000 files, including student data, medical information and several Social Security numbers, university officials said Friday. …

Widespread Internet Outage Hits U.S. East Coast

Thousands of users across the U.S. East Coast faced widespread internet outage from providers including Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, disrupting services offered by Google, Amazon, Zoom, Slack and other tech firms. Verizon, a major broadband services provider in the …

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

Shortly after rampaging Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a fan of the president posted a message on the pro-Donald Trump website TheDonald.win. Inspired by the mob’s attempt to stop lawmakers from confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral …

U.S. Justice Department Proposes Changes to Internet Platforms’ Immunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for internet companies after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the same law. Trump …

Power the WiFi or the Fan? California Fires and Blackouts Test Home Offices

Silicon Valley workers previously enjoyed some of the most well-appointed offices in corporate America. Lunch was free, dry-cleaning was on site and the internet was lightning fast. Now that those workers have settled into their less glamorous home offices, they’re …

U.S. Charges Four Chinese Military Members Over Equifax Hack

The Department of Justice announced charges Monday against four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for the 2017 hack of Equifax Inc., a breach that exposed the personal information of about 145 million Americans. The announcement by Attorney General William …

Black Guest Ousted from Doubletree Hotel Sues for $10M

PORTLAND, Ore. — A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Oregon for “calling his mother while black” from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit …

Subrogation Counsel, Data Breaches, And Cybersecurity

What do you really know about the strengths and weakness of the cybersecurity measures taken by the subrogation counsel and recovery vendors you engage to assist with subrogation recoveries? This past April, Yahoo entered into a $117.5 million settlement in …