July 22, 2019

Equifax agrees to settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 data breach

Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people’s personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by...
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July 22, 2019

IRS Improved Security But Taxpayer Data Is Still At Risk

The IRS apparently did not apply a number of security controls in the past leaving taxpayer data vulnerable to "inappropriate and undetected use, modification, or disclosure".  Taken from a Bleeping Computer...
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July 11, 2019

Twitter Experiencing a Worldwide Outage Caused by a Service Disruption

Twitter is down after experiencing a worldwide outage caused by a service disruption issues, with people from all over the world currently unable to access the social networking platform. Taken...
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July 10, 2019

Amazon refunds woman whose toddler bought $431 couch

A toddler inadvertently bought a $431 couch from his mothers Amazon account via the retail giant's "1-Click" ordering option on her cellphone. From a CBS news article,   Isabella McNeil,...
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July 8, 2019

Dept. of Labor reveals data breach potentially exposing 78,000 customers

The Maryland Department of Labor is reaching out to approximately 78,00 people involved in a potential database breach. According to a WMAR Channel 2 news article,    "The Maryland Department...
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July 2, 2019

Choice to pay ransomware might be simpler than you’d think

Normal logic about ransomware says that when local governments, agencies and large companies pay a ransom, it encourages more criminals to launch more attacks and get more money. But unfortunately...
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June 30, 2019

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to vote

Facebook Inc will begin to ban and block advertisements that discourage people from voting. This is being implemented prior to 2020 presidential election according to its second annual Civil Rights...
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