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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. …

Attacks on Individuals Fall as Cybercrime Shifts Tactics

Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers’ information in 2020 to focus on bigger, more profitable attacks on businesses, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center. The nonprofit, which supports victims of identity crime, found that the …

Former Roommate of Accused Capital One Hacker Sentenced

SEATTLE — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, …

US Judge Dismisses New Mexico Privacy Claims Against Google

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico’s top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. The judge concluded in a …

Anthem to Pay Nearly $40M Settlement Over 2015 Cyberattack

INDIANAPOLIS — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it will pay $39.5 million …

Shopify Says ‘Rogue’ Employees Stole Data From Merchants

Shopify Inc. said two employees stole data from more than 100 merchants, potentially exposing the personal information of consumers who shopped on web stores that use the company’s e-commerce software. “Rogue members” of Shopify’s support team were involved in a …

SBA Reports Data Breach in Disaster Loan Application Website

NEW YORK — Thousands of small business owners reeling from the aggressive measures taken to halt the spread of the coronavirus may have had their personal information exposed last month on a government website that handles disaster loan applications. The …

Zoom Sued for Allegedly Illegally Disclosing Personal Data

Zoom Video Communications Inc. was sued by a user who claims the popular video-conferencing service is illegally disclosing personal information. The company collects information when users install or open the Zoom application and shares it, without proper notice, to third …

‘Do Not Sell My Info’: U.S. Retailers Rush to Comply with California’s New Privacy Law

WASHINGTON — U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add “Do Not Sell My Info” links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the …

Alleged CapitalOne Hacker Barely Bothered to Hide

SEATTLE — The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking CapitalOne made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it. It’s one of many riddles swirling around Paige Thompson, who goes by the online handle …