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Hacked Software Provider Acknowledges Ransomware Attack

DALLAS — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware attack two days after telling clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology systems. …

Capital One Says Breach Hit 100 Million Individuals in U.S.

Capital One Financial Corp. said data from about 100 million people in the U.S. was illegally accessed after prosecutors accused a Seattle woman of breaking into the bank’s server at a cloud-computing company. The woman, Paige A. Thompson, was arrested …

Home Depot Settles Consumer Lawsuit for $13M Over Data Breach

Home Depot Inc has agreed to pay $13 million to compensate consumers affected by a massive 2014 data breach in which payment card or other personal data was stolen from more than 50 million people. The home improvement retailer also …

New York Identity Theft Ring Bought Designer Goods

An identity theft and fraud ring used shoppers’ stolen information to buy over $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship, with some employees aiding the scam, authorities said Monday. The sophisticated scheme funneled stolen …