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Mediant Communications Settles Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Last week, Mediant Communications Inc. (Mediant) settled a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York stemming from a 2019 data breach in which...

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Russian Government Officials Charged with Hacking U.S. Energy Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed indictments against four Russian government officials on March 24, 2022, alleging that they hacked into networks that controlled energy systems in the U.S.  According...

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FTC Files Suit Against CafePress for “Data Breach Cover Up”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a press release on March 15, 2022, stating that it was taking action against CafePress “over allegations that it failed to secure consumers’ sensitive personal...

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CISA Warns “Every Organization” in U.S. to Assess + Respond to Cyber Risks

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued another warning to “every organization” in the U.S. about cybersecurity risks during the ongoing escalation of tension between the U.S. and Russia...

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EyeMed Settles with NY AG for $600,000 Over 2020 Data Breach

EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, was the victim of a hacking incident in 2020 that compromised the personal information of 2.1 million consumers, including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, member numbers...

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Passwords Used by Iranian-Backed Hackers Against Defense Contractors

When you are educating your employees about the importance of maintaining a complex password or passphrase, share this story to show why it is so important and to emphasize not to...

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Privacy Tip #303 – Russian Hacking Group Targets Gmail Users

If you think the Russians are only targeting U.S. companies and the defense industry, think again. The cyber war between Russia and the U.S. has escalated since the President threw down...

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Privacy Tip #299 – Creepy SpyFone Banned by FTC

In a second case against stalkerware apps and the first where the FTC has banned a company from doing business, the FTC announced on September 1, 2021, that it has “banned...

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Privacy Tip #297 – Vulnerability in Smart Home Devices Including Baby Monitors

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices...

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Cryptoheister(s) Return Stolen Booty

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network, which allows users to swap different types of digital tokens, was the victim of a cryptoheist that resulted in the thief (allegedly just one hacker) to swipe...

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