"It would be difficult to look at this ruling as a bellwether for future litigation brought by consumers alleging they suffered harm as a result of a data breach." "A class action lawsuit filed against health insurer CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield in the wake of a 2014 cyberattack impacting the personal data of 1.1 million individuals is being revived: A federal appeals court ruling has overturned a lower court's decision last year to dismiss the case. Some legal experts sa
"LaunchPoint learned that some other, non-Anthem data, may have been misused by the employee." Insurance giant Anthem is once again reporting that they have suffered a data breach. The cause this time seems to have been one of Anthem's very own employee. The rogue employee sent 18,500 member records to their private email account. The revelation came on April 17, 2017 when Anthem's coordination firm, LaunchPoint Ventures, learned that one of their employees was "likely involv
The accidental disclosure of sensitive information is being highlighted as an example of how policymakers often fail to ensure the proper implementation of basic security. Swedish ministers Anders Ygeman, Home Affairs Minister, and Anna Johansson, Infrastructure Minister, have both resigned due to the scandals of a data breach. Sensitive data of Swedish citizens may have been leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic as well as other eastern European countries.
"On March 13, 2017, during security monitoring activities, our data security team identified potential unauthorized access to certain Virgin America computer systems." - Alaska Air Vice President, Kyle Levine Virgin America has confirmed in a letter to employees that their network had been breached and credentials had been stolen. The breached occurred on March 13th earlier this year. Hackers had gained "gained unauthorized access to certain Virgin America information systems
Hackers attacked a casino's internet connected fish tank to gain access to the company network. Internet connected devices are growing in popularity and as they do so does the risk of a breach occurring. A North American casino learned the risks associated with smart devices when something fishy seemed to be taking place within their smart aquarium. In a recent report for Darktrace, hackers attempted to steal data via accessing a casino's smart fish tank. The reason for the c