TX: Hackers Stole $10.5 Million From Richardson Company: Feds

Scott Gordon reports: Hackers stole $10.5 million from a Richardson real estate software company with the help of “money mules” – dozens of Americans who unwittingly accepted fraudulent money into their accounts, transferred it to those behind the scheme, and kept a cut for themselves, according to court documents. The company, RealPage, contacted the...

Iowa DHS data breach: Boxed for shredding, documents were dumped by janitor instead

Andrea May Sahouri reports: The Iowa Department of Human Services reported Friday a data breach that occurred in November involving personal information of 4,784 individuals related to income maintenance and social work cases in Dallas County, according to a DHS news release. A contracted custodial company mistakenly emptied boxes containing documents to be shredded into the...

UK: Data breach firm given access despite DfE probe

Billy Camden reports: The founder of a firm at the centre of a major education data breach involving betting companies was subject to a previous government investigation. Unions are now demanding an independent investigation over how the Department for Education gave the firm, which offers screening checks, access to the Learning Records Service database....

FBI breach notice rules lauded by states, but some want more

Derek B. Johnson reports: A new FBI policy raises the question about who are the true victims of election systems breaches: local officials who supervise elections or the voters and candidates who depend on a trustworthy ballot? Under a recent policy change, the FBI will notify states if local election systems are hacked, but...