MA: Whitman-Hanson school officials investigating data security breach

Adria Watson reports that Whitman-Hanson is investigating a data security incident that occurred at the end of July. School resumes on August 31 for the district, but orientation and other functions have already begun. Read more at Boston Globe (behind paywall). DataBreaches was unable to find any statement on the district’s website at this point...

Plex warns users to reset passwords after data breach

Zack Whittaker reports: Streaming media platform Plex has confirmed a data breach and is warning users to change their passwords. Plex said it discovered the compromise on Tuesday and found the intruder had accessed “a limited subset of data that includes emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords.” Plex vice-president of engineering Schuyler Ullman told TechCrunch...

Block sued after ex-staffer siphons customer data

Thomas Claburn reports: Block – the digital payments giant formerly known as Square – faces allegations it failed to take adequate measures to protect customers’ personal information. A lawsuit , filed Tuesday in a federal district in Oakland, California, on behalf of two users of Cash App, operated by Block subsidiary Cash App Investing, claims the...