Sep 192014
 

John Monk reports: A federal jury on Friday afternoon began deliberating the case in which the suspended Williamsburg County sheriff and a Columbia businessman were charged with fraud in connection with a scheme involving hundreds of alleged false identity theft reports. Earlier Friday, the jury heard lawyers’ closing arguments that offered sharp contrasts of Michael [...]

Sep 192014
 

Beau Donelly reports: A government authority has leaked the billing and contact details of Victorians online, but decided against telling affected customers even though the privacy breach posed a “medium to high” level threat. The undisclosed state authority responsible for the breach notified Privacy Victoria about problems affecting its online payment system after discovering the [...]

Sep 192014
 

Dennis Schaal reports: Viator, the tours and activities provider acquired by TripAdvisor this summer, is notifying 1.4 million customers that a data breach affecting its websites and mobile offerings may have compromised their credit and debit card numbers, email addresses, and other personal information. Viator posted notices online September 19 about the breach, although the company learned [...]

Sep 192014
 
Sheplers Western Wear Alerts Customers Concerning Data Breach Affecting Retail Stores

Sheplers, the leading multi-channel western-wear retailer, today issued the following statement: Sheplers has determined that our payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to our systems and some of our customers’ payment card information was exposed. With the assistance of a leading computer security firm, we are continuing our investigation into [...]

Sep 192014
 

Mary Beth Lane reported this a few weeks ago: A former Laurelville police chief pleaded guilty yesterday in Hocking County Common Pleas Court to unauthorized use of property. James E. Taylor admitted that he misused the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway to obtain information on people for purposes unrelated to law enforcement. The online secure network [...]