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BevMo in California Warns of Customer Credit Card Data Breach

BevMo is warning that a data breach may have allowed a hacker to steal credit card numbers and other information from more than 14,000 customers who used the alcohol-seller’s website. The Concord, Calif.-based company has notified the California attorney general’s …

Penn. High Court Rules Employer Has Duty to Safeguard Employees’ Personal Info

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an employer has a legal duty to use reasonable care in safeguarding its employees’ sensitive personal information stored on an internet-accessible computer. This vacates earlier Trial Court and Superior Court decisions in the …

Marriott Starwood Assessing Impact of 4-Year Long Data Breach

Marriott International said on Friday hackers stole about 500 million records from its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing personal data of customers including some payment card numbers. Shares of the company were …

Stolen Apple IDs Used by Hackers to Steal Cash, Warn Chinese Digital Payments Firms

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers. …

The Hits Keep Coming: More Transitional Cybersecurity Requirements in New York

It has been more than a year and a half since the New York Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulations (cyber rules) came into effect, and yet another compliance deadline has passed. Broadly, “covered entities,” which means you if you …

What Comes Next in Facebook’s Major Data Breach

For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, …

The State of NAIC’s Data Security Model Law

Most states have yet to adopt a cyber security model law for the insurance industry like the one approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 2017, but one expert believes the industry should be prepared for what he …

California’s Data Privacy Law a Concern, Opportunity for Insurance Industry

California is on track to have what will be the nation’s most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data. The new law may be both a big concern, as well as a new and important opportunity, …

Far-Reaching Data Privacy Bill Approved in California

California will soon have what experts call the nation’s most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor has signed. The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal …

Ticketmaster UK Reports Possible Hack of Customer Data

Ticketmaster UK said it had identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers’ personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party. Less than 5 percent of …