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Hackers Target Iconic Japan’s Toshiba Rival Hoya With Ransomware

Daniele Lepido reports: A group of hackers executed a ransomware attack on Hoya Corp, marking the second successful attack suffered by the Japanese firm in two years. ”We can confirm that Hoya Vision Care US has experienced a cyberattack. Based on our initial forensics, the disruption appears to have been limited to our United...

11th Circuit Asked to Toss Out Massive US Data Breach Settlement

Izzy Kapnick reports: A $380 million settlement over the 2017 Equifax data breach is hanging in the balance in the 11th Circuit, where a tort-reform attorney argued Tuesday that the deal unfairly lumped all plaintiffs into a single class. During the cantankerous appellate hearing, a three-judge panel weighed whether to preserve the historic settlement...

Ransomware gang tries to extort Apple hours ahead of Spring Loaded event

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The operators of the REvil ransomware are demanding that Apple pay a ransom demand to avoid having confidential information leaked on the dark web. The REvil crew claims it came into possession of Apple product data after breaching Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese company that is the biggest laptop manufacturer in the world and which...

Internal Facebook Memo Reveals Company Plan to ‘Normalize’ News of Data Leaks After 500 Million User Breach

Adam Smith reports: A leaked internal Facebook memo has inadvertently revealed the social media giant’s tactics after its recent data scraping controversy. Approximately 535 million accounts, one of which belonged to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, had their personal information exposed. Online tools allowed anyone to check if their information, which included phone numbers, was revealed. Facebook said...