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Stories with subject: Computer and data security
  • Utah essential oil company announces third-party data breach 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:55 pm

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - Utah-based essential oil company doTERRA is warning customers and distributors that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach in March.

  • Qatar's largest bank investigating alleged data breach 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:21 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar's largest bank is investigating a security breach that appears to have exposed sensitive personal data for what could be hundreds of customers, including employees of international broadcaster Al-Jazeera and potentially senior government officials.

  • Treasurer says county taxpayers not at risk of data breach 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 5:58 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - The Missoula County treasurer is assuring taxpayers that their identities have not been compromised after about 1,180 people got tax notices, along with the names and email addresses of the other people who had requested to be notified when their taxes were due.

  • Philippine voter data hacked but polls to go ahead story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:24 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections, officials said Friday, in the latest hacking scandal to hit the Southeast Asian nation.

  • Data breach investigated at Catholic Archdiocese of Denver 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 3:08 pm

    DENVER - Current and former employees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver are at risk of identity theft after a data breach.

  • Dutch police crack encrypted communications network 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 1:04 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police and prosecutors took down an encrypted communications network Tuesday believed to have been used by criminals in the Netherlands and possibly overseas.

  • Vermont town mistakenly releases employee data 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 3:05 pm

    ESSEX, Vermont - Officials in Essex, Vermont, personal information say about more than 200 current and past town employees was mistakenly given to someone pretending to be a staff member.

  • Officials: Data stolen from Baltimore city employees 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 6:31 am

    BALTIMORE - Officials say an unknown number of Baltimore city employees have had their personal information stolen.

  • Symantec resumes layoffs due to corporate restructuring 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 11:32 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Software security firm Symantec has resumed layoffs at its Springfield office amid a corporate restructuring.

  • Personal data stolen from Olympia School District employees 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:14 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Personal information of some current and former Olympia School District employees has been stolen by someone posing as the district's superintendent.

  • Palm Beach Co. Health Dept. clients' information breached 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 4:44 am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - More than 1,000 Palm Beach County Health Department clients are believed to have been victims of a data breach.

  • Lamar County school employees suffer data breach 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 6:40 pm

    PURVIS, Mississippi - Nearly 30 Lamar County School District employees' had their personal information compromised after an employee portal experienced a data breach.

  • Security flaws found in 3 state health insurance websites story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-16 8:58 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people, The Associated Press has learned. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed.

  • Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 4:22 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A judge on Wednesday approved a multimillion dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach.

  • Russia, China are greatest cyberthreats, but Iran is growing 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 7:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia and China present the greatest cyber security threat to the U.S., but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military's Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday.

  • House: Private laptop theft from US hits 'most vulnerable' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 7:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The top watchdogs in the House demanded to know Tuesday why a personal laptop taken from a federal building in Washington state was used to conduct child-support audits, especially because it and other stolen hard drives may have contained millions of names and Social Security numbers.

  • How to protect your data and avoid being hacked story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 10:54 am

    NEW YORK - The government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer serves as a reminder that phones and other electronic devices aren't impenetrable vaults.

  • Resolution in FBI-Apple case prolongs larger legal battle story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 11:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI's victory in breaking into a San Bernardino killer's iPhone without Apple's help merely prolongs a battle over how far the government can go to examine private messages, photos and other files.

  • Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 2:04 pm

    A cyberattack that paralyzed the hospital chain MedStar this week is serving as a fresh reminder of vulnerabilities that exist in systems that protect sensitive patient information.