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Bank, Wisconsin Man File Class-Action Suit Against Target

A Wausau, Wis., bank and a Fitchburg man have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target Corp. over last year’s massive security breach. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, but this is the first of its kind to be …

MNsure Employee in Security Breach Terminated

The employee of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange who released private data on about 1,600 insurance agents no longer works for the state. Minnesota Management and Budget provided the information on Sept. 24 to The Associated Press. Previously, officials said the …

MNsure Employee’s Email Breaches Security

Two reviews are planned of MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance exchange, after an employee accidentally distributed confidential information about more than 2,400 insurance agents. A legislative panel and the legislative auditor said they want more information about the …

Missouri Grocer Seeks Dismissal of Security Breach Suits

The suburban St. Louis, Mo.-based supermarket chain Schnuck Markets Inc. wants a federal court to dismiss two lawsuits related to a security breach of customer credit and debit cards. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the two lawsuits seek class-action …

Commissioner: Security Breach at Nationwide Compromises Oklahoma Customer Info

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says a security breach at an Ohio-based insurer has compromised the personal information of 534 Oklahomans. Doak says the computer network used by Nationwide Insurance Co. of Columbus, Ohio, and Allied Insurance was attacked on …

United Airlines Not Liable for Alleged 9/11 Security Lapse: Judge

United Airlines bears no responsibility for suspected security lapses at a Maine airport, which allowed hijackers to board the American Airlines plane that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, a federal judge ruled. …

LinkedIn Risks Reputation Damage Over Password Leaks, Silence

LinkedIn Corp.’s silence on the extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user passwords has damaged its reputation among some business professionals, and may slow the growing company’s rise if the breach turns out to be more serious …

MasterCard Reports Possible Security Breach

MasterCard Inc., the world’s second-largest debit and credit card company, said it was extending its zero-liability policy for cardholders in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. The move follows several data breaches at U.S. companies including …