Jul 262014
 

Juan Lozano of Associated Press reports that scammers have obtained the personal information of unaccompanied young immigrants at two U.S. military bases – and they’re using that info to get relatives to pay nonexistent fees: The FBI is trying to determine how many people have been victimized by the scheme, in which con artists use [...]

Jul 262014
 

Steven Caponi and Elizabeth Sloan of Blank Rome LLP write: On July 1, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law Delaware House Bill 295, which amends Section 6 of the Delaware Code relating to trade and commerce. The new law, 6 Delaware Code §§50C-101 thru 50C-401, places new obligations on commercial entities with respect [...]

Jul 262014
 

Rick Charmoli reports: A Wendy’s Restaurant in Big Rapids has been identified as the source of a data security breach that affected several debit and credit card holders in Mecosta County. The incident is not likely related to fraudulent charges that showed up on the accounts of several people in the Cadillac area. The Big [...]

Jul 262014
 

Here’s a breach I don’t recall seeing and that I only learned about because of a lawsuit. Law360 reports: A putative class action filed Wednesday in Florida state court claims that Nexogy Inc. and its parent LD Telecommunications released customers’ private information, including financial data, on the Internet, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. Cassandra [...]

Jul 252014
 

Tracy Kitten reports: A district court in Illinois has dismissed a consolidated consumer class action lawsuit seeking damages from Michaels Stores Inc. for a card breach the arts and crafts retailer suffered starting in 2013. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo says the six plaintiffs named in the consolidated suits failed to prove that they suffered “actual economic [...]

Jul 252014
 

Lauri Love, 29, of Stradishall, England, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on charges of conspiracy, causing damage to a protected computer, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment, beginning around October 2012, Love and his conspirators accessed without authorization protected computers belonging [...]