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Cyber Was Focus of California Symposium for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

There are more than 4,000 cyber-attacks each year aimed at small- to mid-sized businesses, many of which are exposed because they haven’t given cyber security a high enough priority, according to Stephanie Christensen, who heads up cyber and intellectual property …

Chicago Fililng Lawsuit in Massive Equifax Data Breach

The city of Chicago is suing the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the lawsuit accuses Equifax of violating Chicago’s consumer fraud ordinance and …

San Francisco Becomes the First City to Sue in Equifax Breach

San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against Equifax, becoming the first city in the country to sue the credit reporting company over a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 143 million Americans. The city’s lawsuit in …

Massachusetts’ AG Healey Announces Data Breach Bill Following Equifax Hack

After bringing the nation’s first enforcement action against Equifax for its failure to protect the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents, Attorney General Maura Healey announced updated legislation that will better protect consumers from data breaches. The new …

New York’s Cuomo Proposes Regulation in Wake of Equifax Security Breach

In response to the recent cyberattack that exposed the personal private data of nearly 150 million consumers nationwide, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue new regulation making credit …

Delaware Updates Law to Address Advances in Cyber Threats

Delaware Governor John Carney last week signed into law House Substitute 1 for House Bill 180, legislation that provides the first updates in Delaware law to address advances in cyber threats in more than a decade. The legislation requires additional …

Data Breach May Affect More than 430K in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services says more than 430,000 people in the state may have had their personal information compromised by a data breach. The agency said that the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Office of Workforce …

UK Suspect Arrested in Deutsche Telekom Cyber Attack

British authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom’s internet service, German federal police said on Thursday. Britain’s National Crime Agency detained the 29-year-old Briton at …

8K Louisianans Possibly Impacted by Reinsurance Broker’s Data Breach

The Louisiana Department of Insurance reported that a reinsurance broker contracted by the Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC) has experienced a data breach. As a result, former LAHC policyholder Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and in some cases Protected Health Information (PHI) …

Virginia Assembly Passes Bill to Prevent Identity Theft

A bill that seeks to protect Virginians from losing their income tax refunds to identity thieves won final approval Wednesday in the General Assembly. The bill’s sponsor, Del. Mark Keam, D-Vienna, said thieves can steal information from the payroll system …