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Law firms file for class-action status in Target suit

Law firms file for class-action status in Target suit

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Eleven law firms filed with a Minnesota court this past week to ask for class-action certification over Target's 2013 data breach.

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

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A pastor and former Morgan Stanley VP charged by federal prosecutors as "the linchpin of a sprawling financial and hacking conspiracy" is free on $2 million bail.

SEC will not fine Target in aftermath of 2013 breach

SEC will not fine Target in aftermath of 2013 breach

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The Securities and Exchange Commission will not penalize Target Corp. for a cyberattack two years ago in which credit card and other personal information of millions of customers was exposed.

Class action complaint filed against IRS over data breach

Class action complaint filed against IRS over data breach

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McCuneWright, LLP, along with other firms, filed a class action complaint against the IRS on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Adobe settles charges in data breach suit

Adobe settles charges in data breach suit

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Adobe ordered to pay $1.1 million in legal fees as well as an "undisclosed settlement" to users following breach that affected 38 million.

Appeals Court rules warrant necessary for cell phone location data

Appeals Court rules warrant necessary for cell phone location data

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Law enforcement must now obtain a search warrant before seeking people's historical cell phone location information from their provider.

Court says Facebook can't challenge warrants from Manhattan prosecutors

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An appeals court in New York ruled that Facebook can't challenge Manhattan prosecutors' warrants seeking information on 381 users as part of an investigation into Social Security fraud.

UCLA target of class-action suit after breach

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A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California accused UCLA Health System of not adequately protecting the personal data of 4.5 million individuals affected by a 2014 breach.

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

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OPM shut down one of its background investigation systems after it discovered a vulnerability, on that same day, the country's largest federal employees union filed a lawsuit against the agency.

Indictment returned in UPMC identity theft, tax fraud operation

Indictment returned in UPMC identity theft, tax fraud operation

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Yoandy Perez Llanes is charged with using information acquired in the 2014 UPMC breach to defraud the IRS and the U.S. Treasury.

Ellen Pao told to pay more than $200K in defense reimbursement

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A California judge ordered Ellen Pao to pay Kleiner Perkins $275,996.93 for its successful gender discrimination case win against the former employee.

Report: MasterCard's biggest card issuers rebuffed Target breach deal

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The Wall Street Journal reports that some of MasterCard's biggest issuers refused to back the breach settlement.

Report: $19M breach settlement between MasterCard, Target terminated

Report: $19M breach settlement between MasterCard, Target terminated

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A federal judge recently denied banks' motion to block the settlement, but now the deal has been nixed for different reasons.

Judge denies banks' motion to block MasterCard, Target breach settlement

Judge denies banks' motion to block MasterCard, Target breach settlement

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In the ruling, the judge shared his concerns about the fairness of the settlement terms, however.

FireEye first cybersecurity firm awarded DHS SAFETY Act certification

FireEye first cybersecurity firm awarded DHS SAFETY Act certification

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified FireEye technology under the SAFETY Act, effectively shielding the company's customers from any liability in the event of a cyber terrorism attack.

Whistleblowers' lawyer claims Ark. police dept. put malware on hard drive

Whistleblowers' lawyer claims Ark. police dept. put malware on hard drive

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An Arkansas lawyer representing whistleblowers asked a court to sanction an Arkansas police department after a hard drive he had provided for discovery materials was returned with malware on it.

Sprint fined $15.5 million for overcharging feds for wiretaps

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Sprint Communications has agreed to pay $15.5 million to the federal government for charging law enforcement agencies for surveillance upgrades.

Report discloses massive U.S. phone surveillance program, lawsuit filed

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The Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Agency began logging nearly every phone call made from the U.S. to as many as 116 countries.

Federal judge rules in favor of Hulu in privacy violation lawsuit

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Hulu won against a legal challenge that claimed the company violated users' privacy by sharing what they watched on the site with Facebook.

Premera breach spawns class action suits

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In five class action suits, Premera customers accuse the insurance provider of negligence.

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.

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