Brown, a writer and activist who is known as one of the online faces of Anonymous, faced charges related to sharing a link to a dump of credit card numbers connected to the Stratfor breach.
On Wednesday, Neiman Marcus filed a motion to dismiss a class-action complaint filed in January by a customer impacted in a recent payment card breach.
A class-action complaint was filed against Neiman Marcus in the Eastern District of New York on Monday, just days after the major retailer announced that an undisclosed number of payment cards may have been stolen in a breach.
Google is appealing a $204,000 fine for allegedly violating France's privacy laws. The company also requested the suspending the fine until an appeal ruling is made.
LinkedIn filed a complaint on Monday to discover who is responsible for scraping data from real accounts to create thousands of phony accounts.
File-sharing site Hotfile agreed to pay $80 million to the Motion Picture Association of America on Tuesday, thus settling a two-year lawsuit.
Two video poker players who exploited casino machines had their court case dismissed this week, three years after their arrests.
The government failed to respond to a FOIA request submitted back in March, the civil liberties group claims.
A U.S. district judge ruled that the case against Google can move forward making it the second case, of late, where the tech giant will face accusations that it violated federal wiretap law.
Facebook has been awarded $3 million in damages following a five-year case against now defunct Power Ventures.
The tech giant argued that a ruling could have troubling legal implications on "ordinary activities" where unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic is intercepted.
According to a recently filed lawsuit, email accounts provided during the LinkedIn registration process were misused so the company could access users' contacts.
A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that Google's data collection practices are not exempt from federal wiretap law.
According to a federal judge in Illinois, the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate loss or injury as a result of increased risk of identity theft, invasion of privacy and other claims.
The customer failed to prove that the product she purchased was among those impacted in the breach, a federal judge ruled.
Mobile marketing and ad company Jesta Digital, which does business as Jamster, is in hot water for tricking users into believing their devices were virus infected, and then slapping on charges to their cell phone bills.
Liberty Mutual, the insurer for St. Louis-based Schnucks, said the supermarket chain's general liability policy wasn't designed to absorb costs associated with data breach lawsuits and related claims.
Robert Clark, attorney for the U.S. Army Cyber Command, discusses the legality of "active defense" for private companies.
Extradition was suspended for a 28-year-old Latvian man charged with co-authoring and co-distributing the Gozi virus.
San Jose Medical Supply Co. in California has filed a lawsuit against former employees for allegedly disclosing customer information to two competitors, which it also is suing.
If an FTC suit against Wyndham is dismissed, it may force the regulator to do more to fine companies accused of poor data security practices.
Mapco Express suffered a credit card breach in March and April after hackers infected its systems with malware.
The Indianapolis-based health insurer must pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to avoid heftier fines under HIPAA for its 137-day long breach ending in 2010.
The FTC says it wants businesses to improve data security for consumers, but two companies that were victims of data breaches believe the governing agency is overstepping its bounds.
A legal case will determine whether the Federal Trade Commission has the enforcement power to go after companies that fail to protect customers' personal information due to inadequate data security.
The case stems from two incidents where at least one individual is accused of accessing the hospital's network to spread "defamatory" messages to employees.
Plaintiffs' failure to have an expert verify their damages was a "fatal" flaw in the case, according to a federal judge.
The web measurement company is accused of secretly collecting data on millions and then sharing it with clients.
Swiss firm Multiven has accused Cisco of using "scraping" software to steal thousands of its files.
Sportswear retailer Genesco is suing Visa after the credit card company imposed more than $13 million in fines.