Articles by Christopher Bing and Karen Freifeld

3 Ukrainians Arrested for Costly Cyber Attacks on U.S. Firms: Justice Department

Three Ukrainians have been arrested on criminal hacking charges including stealing payment card numbers, in attacks on more than 100 U.S. companies that cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. U.S. prosecutors alleged …

Judge Nixes Bid to Halt Federal Charters for Fintech Firms as Premature

A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by New York’s banking regulator against the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over its proposal to offer charters that would let online lenders and other so-called “fintech” companies do …

New York Regulator Subpoenas Wells Fargo Over Unwanted Auto Insurance

New York state’s banking and insurance regulator issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Wells Fargo & Co units after the bank said it had sold auto insurance to hundreds of thousands of customers who did not need it. The New …

Judge to Hear Objection to Trump University’s $25 Million Settlement

A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Thursday over whether to grant final approval to a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against President Donald Trump over his Trump University real estate investment seminars, with at least one former student …

New York State Finalizes First-in-Nation Cyber Security Regulation

New York state announced a final cyber security regulation on Thursday with mandatory standards for banks and insurers to combat the ever-increasing risk of cyber attacks. The regulation, which takes effect March 1, follows a series of high-profile data breaches …

U.S. and New York Accuse Firm of Scamming 9/11 Heroes, NFL Retirees

A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries. RD Legal …

Credit Suisse Facing $5-$7 Billion Penalty by U.S. for Toxic Mortgage Securities

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge …

Goldman Sachs, Paulson Settle Fraud Claims by Bond Insurer Over Subprime CDO

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has settled a 2011 lawsuit claiming the investment bank fraudulently induced a bond insurer to guarantee payments on the doomed Abacus collateralized debt obligation ahead of the financial crisis. ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. claimed Goldman and …

Trump Hotels Settles with New York Attorney General Over Data Breaches

Trump International Hotels Management LLC agreed to pay $50,000 to settle with New York State over data breaches that exposed 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday. The company, which …

Legal Experts Expect Disney to Settle If Family Sues Over Alligator Attack

June was supposed to have been a triumphant month for Walt Disney Co theme parks, with the flashy opening of a long-planned resort in Shanghai and a new Florida attraction based on its wildly popular animated movie “Frozen.” Instead, the …