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Coalition Adds California Consumer Protection Act Endorsement

San Francisco, Calif.-based Coalition, a cyber insurer for small and midsize businesses, has added an endorsement that broadens its coverage to protect against additional violations brought under California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Coalition is offering the coverage to help businesses …

West Virginia Gov Orders State to Step-Up Cybersecurity Efforts

Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management to take steps to protect personally identifiable information collected and kept by state agencies, including health information required by law to be kept private. In an …

Conn. Official: Anthem Customers Reporting Spike in Fraudulent Tax Returns

The Connecticut attorney general’s office says Anthem Inc. customers are increasingly reporting fraudulent tax returns being filed using their names and other personal information. But spokesman Robert Blanchard said that because of the number and variety of recent data breaches, …

Conn. Tax Commissioner Says Anthem Customers Should File Taxes Quickly

Connecticut’s tax commissioner is urging taxpayers expecting federal or state income tax refunds who may be affected by the Anthem data breach to file their taxes quickly. Kevin Sullivan, head of the Department of Revenue Services, said the personally identifiable …

States Begin Investigating Insurer Anthem’s Data Breach

Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyber attack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China. Anthem disclosed the attack late Wednesday, saying …

19 States Seek Data on Damages from JPMorgan Breach

JPMorgan Chase & Co. was pressed for more evidence by a group of states probing a data breach that jeopardized millions of customer accounts last year, including whether any of the compromised information has been connected with fraud. The group …