Legal Action News, Articles and Updates
Yahoo is facing both legal and congressional action in the form of multiple class-action lawsuits and one senators call for a congressional probe.
The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.
Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Va. after pleading guilty to providing aid to the Islamic State.
Two people have been charged with bribery offences, following an investigation into the suspected leak of confidential data by a former employee of insurance firm LV=.
A federal Appeals Court has reinstated a class-action lawsuit against insurance company Nationwide after concluding that individuals whose personal data was exposed in a 2012 breach have sufficient standing to sue.
British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.
A court in Texas handed down a ruling that is likely to set a precedent for government access to hard drives.
The dramatic exchange is the latest escalation after the committee requested last week that the FBI, Office of the DNI, Justice Department, and State Department hold a classified briefing to disclose details of the FBI report.
Two Israeli teenagers were arrested for their alleged part in the running of vDOS, a so-called booter service selling kits for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
A hardware manufacturer may soon be sued by employees who claim the employer did not do nearly enough to protect their data.
As Intel proceeds with plans to divest its majority stake in Intel Security, the chipmaker's security business unit, a lawsuit filed against Intel threatens to create challenges for the entity.
A New York woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors, accusing the NBA franchise of distributing a mobile content app that invades users' privacy by turning on a device's microphone and eavesdropping on the audio it picks up.
A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.
London police have kicked off a pilot program that has law enforcement hiring private law firms to challenge cybercriminals in civil rather than criminal court.
Davina Pujari, Shaun Bridges third lawyer since he began his appeals process in December 2015, filed a motion to withdraw as counsel on appeal.
Advocate Health Care will pay $5.55 million for a breach that led to the exposure of personally identifiable information of four million patients.
Computer users sharing their password could suddenly find themselves at risk for arrest.
Public files are not exempt from Freedom of Information Act disclosures simply because they are stored on a government official's private email account, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled.
The FTC is probing Avid, which faces a number of class action lawsuits on behalf of customers, for manipulating the Ashley Madison site by posting phony female profiles, or fembots, capable of conversing with male customers.
The U.S. State Department cited insufficient staffing as the primary reason behind its request for a 27-month extension to review and release emails related to Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that were requested by Citizens United under the FOIA.
Lauri Love is hiding behind his mental illness to avoid being sent to the US for trial, according to arguments heard in his extradition hearing yesterday. Tom Reeve reports from Westminster Magistrates' court.
A U.S. District Court judge in Eastern Virginia presiding over a child pornography criminal trial has sided definitively with U.S. law enforcement in ruling that investigators do not need a warrant to remotely hack into suspects' computers.
The SEC obtained an emergency court order from a New York court to freeze assets belonging to a UK citizen who allegedly engaged in a sophisticated hacking and market manipulation scheme.
A jury convicted former IT professional Michael Thomas of Lewisville, Texas, under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, finding him guilty of sabotaging the computer systems of auto industry web software provider ClickMotive.
An FBI special agent deposed in federal court has stated that the network investigative technique (NIT) used to identify members of child pornography site Playpen should not be defined as malware because its behavior was not malicious.
The U.S. Department of State is asking a U.S. District Court to deny a FOIA request by the Republican National Committee for emails from Hillary Clinton.
The ACLU petitioned a federal court to join Microsoft's lawsuit to force the U.S. government to notify its customers of email and cloud storage searches.
A 23-year-old British man appeared in a U.K. court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.
SC Magazine Articles
- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers
- Education sector bullied by ransomware and can barely defend itself, report
- IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks
- Cisco warns of exploitation of new flaws linked to Shadow Brokers exploits
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach
- X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks
- Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace
- Wi-Fi warning! Study finds U.S. unaware of public Wi-fi risks
- Presidential debate 2016: Candidates pledge cyber investment, differ on Russia
- Yahoo faces congressional action and class action lawsuits following historic data breach
- Case study: Hawaiian Telcom says aloha to AlienVault security management
- Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked
- OpenSSL patches 14 vulns, including high-severity flaw that can be exploited for DoS attacks