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Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

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

Phishing email contains Word doc, enabling macros leads to malware infection

Phishing email contains Word doc, enabling macros leads to malware infection

An employee with PhishMe was targeted by a crafty phishing email, allowing researchers to analyze an innovative attack that results in a malware infection.

Landmark HIPAA settlement confirms push to firm up patching schedules

Landmark HIPAA settlement confirms push to firm up patching schedules

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) must pay $150,000 and integrate an action plan to meet HIPAA compliance.

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

Back in October, the Chinese iOS trojan was discovered by Lacoon Mobile Security.

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Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod copyright management

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.

NIST drafts new cloud metrics guide

The publication, called "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description," is currently in a public comment phase.

Dutch DPA fine over privacy violations could cost Google $18.6M

The DPA warned Google that by gathering personal information on internet users to personalize ads, it has violated a Dutch privacy act.

Experts discover TorLocker variant targeting Japanese speakers

The newly discovered malware is the first ransomware variant to go after Japanese speakers, demanding ransom fees that range from $500 to $3600.

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Skimming at Virginia ATMs, more than 3,000 Union debit cards compromised

Virginia-based Union First Market Bank announced that a number of ATMs in the Richmond area fell victim to skimming and more than 3,000 of its debit cards were affected.

UC Berkeley data breach impacts about 1,600 individuals

University of California, Berkeley is notifying roughly 1,600 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach.

Stolen EMCOR Services laptop contained Social Security numbers, other data

EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their personal information was on a company laptop that was stolen.

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