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By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 3:43 pm
Plaintiffs are increasingly winning in the earlier stages of data breach litigation and defendants may be helping set unrealistic settlement figures out of a fear of going through discovery, attorneys on both sides of the issue said today. “Instead of thinking of ways to make [the plaintiff lawyer’s] life more difficult and fight class certification, […]
By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 3:34 pm
The top U.S. telecom regulator on Thursday told communications companies to take the lead in fortifying their networks against cyberattacks, saying they can do more to bolster security short of new government regulations. via U.S. telecom chief tells industry to lead on cybersecurity | Reuters
By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 10:15 am
The concept of hackers holding the functionality of company websites for ransom was new to me, but it turns out that this tactic has become common. Experts say that “cyber shakedowns” are on the rise and underscore the need for companies to have a mitigation plan in place. via Hackers Ransom Demand to Feedly Underscores […]
By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 8:55 am
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By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 7:48 am
Target Corp. is hiring an IT expert from General Motors Co. to beef up its data security following a massive breach that continues to weigh on its reputation. Brad Maiorino will head up technology risk and information strategy, a newly created position. via Target hires new security chief from General Motors after data breach – Los Angeles […]
By Securities Docket on June 12, 2014, 7:47 am
The social security numbers and other personal data of about 1,900 current and retired College of the Desert employees was breached last week after a COD employee sent an unauthorized email to other employees that contained the information. via College of the Desert data breach affects about 1900 — The Desert Sun