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Business Former Equifax executive charged with illegally trading before massive data breach was made public

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 14, 2018 in Industry News

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Equifax executive with insider trading, alleging that he profited from confidential information about the massive data breach at the company that compromised sensitive data of 148 million people. Jun Ying, former chief information officer of a U.S. business unit of Equifax, faces...

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Senator says Facebook should clean up bots or face fines

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 26, 2018 in Industry News

Concerning the FBI's investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 U.S. election, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said social media companies should be fined if they can't get rid of bots on their platforms. “They have brilliant people working there,” Klobuchar said on NBC's Meet the Press....

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Interpol warns IoT devices at risk

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 23, 2018 in Industry News

Cyberattacks against IoT devices have grown markedly over the past two years, prompting a warning from Interpol that nearly any IoT device – from refrigerators to smart phones - is vulnerable to attack. As attacks proliferate, law enforcement struggles to keep up, according to a report...

Data breach was twice as large as Department of Revenue said

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 22, 2018 in Industry News

A data breach at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue was much larger than the tax-collecting agency originally reported, inadvertently making private information from about 39,000 business taxpayers viewable to other companies — potentially even competitors. That’s more than twice the number of filers the Baker administration...