Lawsuits

Target close to settling class-action for $10M

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According to court documents, victims who prove harm would get up to $10,000 each in a proposed settlement.

Clinton emails uncrypted for 3 months, AP sues State for access

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Hillary Clinton's emails went unencrypted for the first three months she was secretary of state but have been encrypted since.

Maine man seeks $5 million in latest Anthem lawsuit

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The Maine resident filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Anthem, alleging the company did not take measures to protect data.

Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay plaintiff $900,000

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Last year, the operators of ugotposted[.]com were ordered to pay $385,000 in a default judgment.

Calif. woman sues Lenovo and Superfish

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Jessica Bennett of San Diego filed the lawsuit last week.

LinkedIn settles in class-action suit related to 2012 breach

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The business-oriented social network has agreed to compensate paid users of its service impacted by its previous data breach.

Chesapeake suit claims former CEO stole trade secrets

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Chesapeake Energy has filed suit against former CEO Aubrey McClendon's new venture, claiming the executive stole data, including trade secrets, to lure investors.

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

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A set of suits filed in a Denver court accuse the insurance giant of inadequate security and false promises.

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

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Twitter sued the government last year for violating its First Amendment rights concerning NSL disclosures.

Report: Anthem may have up to $200M in cyber insurance

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A unit of AIG Inc. is the primary cyber insurer for Anthem, according to a recent report in Business Insurance.

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

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Plaintiffs in California, Georgia, Indiana and Alabama have filed suits and Anthem warned customers to brace for more phishing scams.

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht convicted on all charges

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A New York jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of all charges pertaining to his involvement and creation of the illicit Silk Road marketplace.

Judge grants 'preliminary' approval in LinkedIn class-action settlement

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If the deal is finalized, the social media giant would have to pay a number of its premium memberships subscribers up to $50.

EFF files brief regarding 'facial challenge' with U.S. Supreme Court

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday regarding a Los Angeles city ordinance that requires hotel owners to give guest registers to police, even without a warrant or other legal process.

Sony begins accepting claims in proposed PSN settlement

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PlayStation Network (PSN), Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment accountholders affected by a 2011 Sony hack could qualify for benefits from a class action settlement.

Judge gives Home Depot till July to respond to class-action lawsuit allegations

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A Georgia judge ordered Home Depot respond to class-action lawsuit allegations surrounding the retailer's major data breach this past summer by July 2015.

DOJ settles fake Facebook page case, awards plaintiff $134K

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A woman accused a federal agent of using her cellphone data to create a fake Facebook page.

Judge caps Schnucks's liability to payment-processing partners in breach case

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First Data Management Services Corp. and Citicorp Payment Services Inc. have been ordered to return any funds held in excess of $500,000 to the supermarket chain.

Lawyers request to consolidate suits of former Sony employees

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A motion was filed to consolidate seven proposed class actions against SPE.

Justice Dept. asks court to dismiss bulk of Twitter suit

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The Justice Department said the federal government has not violated Twitter's First Amendment rights by limiting disclosure of user data requests.

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

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A federal judge in New Jersey has approved of law enforcement's use of a fake Instagram account to collect evidence on a man suspected of stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry.

California nonprofit sues San Diego Police Department over stingray documents

California nonprofit sues San Diego Police Department over stingray documents

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The First Amendment Coalition is suing the San Diego Police Department and the city of San Diego in an effort to get public records released on the force's stingray use.

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

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Four former Sony workers have filed two class-action suits claiming the company failed to plug security holes and protect their personal data.

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod copyright management

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Apple won a class-action lawsuit that alleged they had used a software update to ensure iPod owners could only play songs sold in the iTunes Store or downloaded from CDs.

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

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Sony Pictures's attorney David Boies is demanding that news outlets destroy "stolen information" involved in the leaks.

Court hears oral arguments for appeal in Smith v. Obama

Court hears oral arguments for appeal in Smith v. Obama

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Peter Smith, the husband and lawyer of plaintiff Anna Smith, argued that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated in dragnet surveillance by the NSA.

Former Apple exec receives one year in prison, $4.5M fine, for leaking information

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Paul Shin Devine, the company's former global supply manager, admitted to being a part of a scheme where he received kickbacks from suppliers for providing them with product forecasts.

Experts take inventory of Sony Pictures data leak, potential costs

Experts take inventory of Sony Pictures data leak, potential costs

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Information exposed in the breach reportedly ranges from thousands of Social Security numbers to sensitive HR and proprietary data.

Judge says negligence case against Target can move forward

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The case, which alleges negligence, failture to provide adequate security and claims a violation of Minnesota's Plastic Security Act, has been given the green light to move forward.

Home Depot faces 44 lawsuits post-breach

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The company disclosed the lawsuits as part of its quarterly earnings report.

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