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Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaiian Restaurant Chain After Data Breach

Two people have filed a class-action lawsuit against Hawaii restaurant chain Zippy’s. Zippy’s alerted its customers April 27 that it experienced a data breach at all of its 25 restaurant, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi and Pearl City Sushi locations. It …

Report Says Record Number of Data Breach Notices Filed in New York in 2017

The New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) this year released a report outlining a record number of data breach notices filed with the office in 2017 – the highest since NYAG started receiving data breach notices in 2006. In the …

N.Y. Updates Insurance Company Disaster Response, Recovery Plan Requirements

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued updated disaster response and recovery plan requirements for all insurance companies licensed to conduct business in New York state. It issued these updated requirements in light of disasters that may …

Massachusetts Can Sue Equifax Over Data Breach, Judge Rules

Massachusetts can move forward with a lawsuit accusing credit reporting firm Equifax Inc. of failing to safeguard its databases or provide prompt notice of a breach that exposed the personal data of 147 million people, a state court judge has …

Uber Sued in Pennsylvania After Data Stolen by Hackers Covered Up

The ride-hailing company Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify potential victims, including thousands of drivers, for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen their personal information, said the state attorney general, who sued the company Monday. …

Massachusetts Tax Data Breach Twice as Large as Originally Thought

Officials with Massachusetts’ tax collection agency say a data breach that exposed private information from about 39,000 business taxpayers was twice as large as originally thought. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue tells The Boston Globe the information was viewable to …

University of Alaska Data Breach Hits Staff, Students

Officials say a data breach at the University of Alaska has impacted dozens of current and former employees and students. KTVA-TV reported that a university statement says security officials first started looking into the breach when problems arose with password-protected …

Massachusetts Launches Online Portal for Data Breach Reports

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has unveiled a new online portal to let businesses and organizations report data breaches. The Democrat said the online portal should make it easier to alert her office to the potential theft of information. Since …

The New York DFS Wants Certificates of Compliance for Valentine’s Day

What were you planning to give the New York Department of Financial Services for Valentine’s Day? Hopefully, a certificate of compliance. It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the NYDFS cybersecurity regulations (Cyber Rules) became …

Silent Cyber Included in Willis Re’s Cyber Risk Portfolio Modeling Tool PRISM-Re

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory and broking company, has upgraded its cyber risk portfolio modeling tool PRISM-ReTM to include “silent cyber.” Willis Re defines “silent cyber” as potential cyber-related losses resulting from insurance …