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By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 2:56 pm
No one truly knows the identity of the perpetrators of any of the purported election-related hacks, including the 17 agencies signing off on the Statement. The Statement, recklessly seized upon by some journalists, pundits and politicians, said the hacks “. . . are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures […]
By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 1:31 pm
The U.S. has a pressing need to bolster its weak cybersecurity in the face of huge breaches like Russia’s suspected sabotage of the election system and Yahoo’s billion-user hack, Ret. Adm. James Stavridis told CNBC on Thursday. “It is the greatest mismatch between the level of threat, very high, and the level of preparation, quite […]
By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 12:00 pm
The 2015 data breach at AshleyMadison.com, which caused widespread embarrassment and perhaps even some marital stress, is the subject of a $1.6 million settlement. The Toronto-based company, which at the time had the marketing slogan “life is short, have an affair,” has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and 13 states. […]
By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 10:54 am
Just months after disclosing a breach that compromised the passwords for a half billion of its users, Yahoo now says a separate incident has jeopardized data from at least a billion more user accounts. The company also warned attackers have figured out a way to log into targeted Yahoo accounts without even supplying the victim’s […]
By Securities Docket on December 15, 2016, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Cybersecurity Docket News Wire for December 14, 2016.