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Stories with subject: Computer and data security
  • new storyFederal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:25 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose data was breached last year say they have tentatively reached a settlement with the company.

  • Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:14 pm

    NEW YORK - Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

  • Gov. Brown creates new online security center 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:37 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the creation of a new security center Monday that will be responsible for strengthening online security to prevent cyber-attacks on state agencies.

  • Utah Food Bank warns 10K donors that data may be exposed 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:37 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Officials with the Utah Food Bank are warning 10,000 donors that their personal information could have been exposed after someone hacked into the organization's website.

  • State blames web portal for driver's license data breach 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:52 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota officials say driver's license data on 18 residents was accessed after a password-protected portal was inadvertently opened online.

  • Student data breach reported by South Dakota School of Mines 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:52 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Officials at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology say an email that a university employee inadvertently sent to graduate students included an attachment with names, student identification numbers and grade point averages of about 350 students.

  • Audit criticizes security at Oregon's state data center 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:37 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Oregon technology managers never resolved known security vulnerabilities at a state data warehouse that stores a trove of sensitive information about Oregonians, state auditors concluded in a report released Tuesday.

  • Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:34 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

  • Rutgers University hires 3 cybersecurity firms 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:44 pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Rutgers University has hired three cybersecurity firms to protect its computer networks after they were hacked at least four times during the past school year.

  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:31 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social security numbers and other personal information of more than 1,000 agency employees.

  • Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:14 pm

    TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week.

  • Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:46 pm

    NEW YORK - The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted.

  • Lawsuits against Ashley Madison over hack face tough road 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:04 am

    NEW YORK - The release of the names and personal information of millions of potentially cheating spouses around the world will undoubtedly have disastrous consequences for many couples, but Ashley Madison members might think twice before suing over the website's hacking.

  • Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

  • Target reaches deal to settle breach claims with Visa 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.

  • IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed.

  • Investigation reveals breach affected 2 more state agencies 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:40 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Information Technology Department has completed its investigation of a cyber-attack against a state-run server and says it has identified two additional state agencies that may have been affected.

  • 3rd lawsuit filed against medical company over data hack 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:05 am

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A third lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against a Fort Wayne-based medical software company over a data breach involving patient information.

  • Internet security company announces Indiana expansion 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:38 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - A technology security company is expanding operations in Indiana after it was promised more than $2.7 million in tax breaks.

  • Homeland official asks Black Hat crowd to build trust story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 8:53 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A top Obama administration official says the government and the data security community need to focus on building trust so information about cyber threats can be shared between them for the greater good.

  • Lawyer: Gov't investigating device storage of Clinton emails story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of devices on which Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email was stored when she was secretary of state, Clinton's attorney confirmed Wednesday.