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FTC shuts down operations of computer repair scammers

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Two telemarketing operations conned thousands of customers by tricking them into buying into tech support services for computer problems that didn't exist.

Postal workers union files charges following USPS breach

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The American Postal Workers Union filed charges to the National Labor Relations Board against the Postal Service for failing to notify them earlier about the recent breach.

FilmOn accuses DoubleVerify of distributing malware

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In readying a libel suit against DoubleVerify, FilmOn says it discovered that the firm deliberately distributed malware.

Second class action suit filed against CHS

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A class action suit filed in a New Mexico court accused the health system of failing to follow appropriate security measures.

Canadian launches $500m class action against Home Depot

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A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

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The settlement marks the largest FCC enforcement action to date, and also involved the FTC and state attorneys general.

iCloud hacker releases new series of celebrity nude images

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Another wave of celebrity nude images hit the internet on Sunday just days after Google took action to remove some of the previously leaked photos.

Four men charged with stealing Microsoft and U.S. Army trade secrets

Four men charged with stealing Microsoft and U.S. Army trade secrets

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The young men allegedly used SQL injection and stolen logins to gain access to systems at various companies and steal their intellectual property.

Cyber espionage insurance

Cyber espionage insurance

A cyber liability policy covers first-party liability (property and theft) and third-party liability (privacy and data security).

Facebook privacy lawsuit moves forward

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The social media company is arguing that it should be able to opt out of searching users' accounts when it feels it is being done illegally.

Home Depot breach leads to fraudulent transactions, class-action lawsuits

Home Depot breach leads to fraudulent transactions, class-action lawsuits

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The retailer's massive breach has spawned multiple lawsuits and reports of fraudulent transactions.

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

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Yelp will pay $450,000, and TinyCo will pay $300,000 to settle charges that their mobile apps collected information from children under the age of 13.

Home Depot is sued following payment card breach

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An Illinois resident sued the home improvement retailer and claimed the company failed to comply with security standards.

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

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In a filing in U.S. District Court, Target said merchants and banks "have no direct dealings" in payment transactions.

ACLU's suit against NSA for phone data collection before appeals court

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ACLU is currently arguing its case against NSA's spying program before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

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This month's news briefs cover a preliminary settlement Sony will bear for the exposure of 77 million customers, and more.

Community Health Systems faces lawsuit related to data breach

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The suit claims the hospital operator failed to meet security standards to protect the personal information belonging to patients.

Tennessee company sues its bank for cyberheist losses

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TEC Industrial, a Tennessee-based electrical company, has sued TriSummit Bank following a cyberheist that stole $327,804 from the firm.

Schnucks reaches data breach settlement

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A court has approved a plan for Schnucks to reimburse shoppers affected by a 2013 data breach.

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

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A woman claims she did not realize the company was using location services to track her and accuses the company of giving the data to third parties.

Unfair competition:  Proactive preemption can save you from litigation

Unfair competition: Proactive preemption can save you from litigation

With each job change, the risk that the new hire will bring confidential information or trade secrets with him or her to the new company grows.

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

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Rishab Verma and his company agreed to settle charges filed by the FTC that Verma sent millions of spam text messages that deceitfully promised free merchandise.

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

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The 2011 hack exposed the personal information of roughly 77 million users registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity.

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

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A suit filed in a federal court in Louisiana charges the company with failing to protect personal information and seeks damages on multiple counts.

$4 billion breach suit against Sutter Health dismissed

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The ruling comes nearly three years after a computer theft occurred at the organization.

Amazon hit with FTC suit over in-app purchases

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After Amazon refused to a settlement, the FTC filed suit to force the online company to make restitution and change practices in its app store.

Target asks court to stay discovery

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Target has asked a Minnesota court to stay discovery until motions to dismiss the claims have been addressed.

P.F. Chang's hit with class-action lawsuit following breach

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The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that the restaurant chain failed to protect their personal financial data.

Supreme Court gives merit to Street View privacy concerns

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For years, Google has battled accusations that it violated WireTap Act for its use of Street View.

House committee says 'inaccurate' info prompted FTC's LabMD complaint

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Under investigation is FTC's relationship with security firm Tiversa, which provided the agency evidence in an ongoing data security case.

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