FTC Finalizes Settlement with Utah Company and its former CEO over Allegations they Failed to Safeguard Consumer Data

The Federal Trade Commission has granted final approval to a settlement with a Utah-based technology company related to allegations that the firm failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, allowing a hacker to access the personal information of more than a million consumers. The FTC alleged that InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its former CEO Mark Rawlins failed...

New Orleans continues recovery efforts after cyberattack

This really has been a serious attack in terms of time and effort to recover. According to previous coverage from NOLA, The attack began Dec. 13 after an employee apparently responded to an email seeking credentials to access the city’s system. The city declared a state of emergency and has been working since then to...

Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim’s Stolen Data; Irish ISP hosting MazeNews takes down site

Lawrence Abrams reports: The anonymous operators behind the Maze Ransomware are being sued by a victim for illegally accessing their network, stealing data, encrypting computers, and publishing the stolen data after a ransom was not paid. The company suing Maze is Southwire, a leading wire and cable manufacturer from Carrollton, Georgia, who was attacked in...

OR: Klamath County Veterans Service Office Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

On January 2, 2019, Klamath County notified individuals that their personal information was affected by a Veterans Service Office data security incident.  On September 19, 2019, the Klamath County IT Department became aware of unusual activity of one of its Veterans Service Office employee’s email accounts.  Klamath County immediately launched an investigation and determined that the Veterans Service Office employee’s...