A little over a year after Microsoft took legal action against the alleged perpetrators of the powerful and now-defunct Kelihos botnet, a second defendant has settled.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations.
A 14-member gang alleged to have used stolen identities in a tax refund scheme have been charged in five criminal complaints with conspiracy to defraud the United States and other counts of theft of government property.
Gary McKinnon has declined a court-requested medical procedure to assess whether he is fit to be extradited to the United States.
Following the theft of a computer at Sutter Health in October that put the personal information of more than 4.2 million patients at risk, 11 class-action lawsuits were filed against the Sacramento, Calif.-based nonprofit.
Anonymous stayed busy on Friday with the dump of 300 GB of emails and other communications, lifted from the law firm representing a U.S. Marine who recently escaped jail time for his role in a 2005 massacre.
Experts warn the controversial anti-copyright bill, SOPA, would undermine efforts to bolster internet security through the implementation of DNSSEC.
After more than two years of litigation, a U.S. District judge has dismissed nine of the 10 causes of action brought forth as part of a class-action lawsuit by nine banks.
The Federal Trade Commission has come down hard on Facebook over allegations of "unfair and deceptive" privacy promises, and the social networking behemoth has responded by admitting to its mistakes and appointing two new privacy heads.