Hack

New deal backed for ID theft case

Virgil Larson of World-Herald News Service reports on the tentative approval of a settlement in the class action lawsuit against TD Ameritrade resulting from a hack in 2006 and 2007 that affected customer contact information on 6.3 million clients. The settlement will not result in any money for class members but the lawyers get...

UC Berkeley breach affects 160,000

Matt Krupnick of Contra Costa Times reports that hackers may have stolen personal information from a decade’s worth of current and former UC Berkeley students. Those affected include about 3,400 Mills College students who used or were eligible for UC Berkeley medical services. health insurance. Henry K. Lee of The San Francisco Chronicle adds...

Bank of Bermuda web site hacked?

Sirkka Huish of BDA Sun reports that the of Bank of Bermuda was hacked. The article suggests that the hack involved the online banking site, but the bank has provided no details or confirmation that the hackers gained access via the web site, and did not respond to a request for clarification from this...

FTC Announces Settlement of Case Against James B. Nutter

From the FTC: … Using its authority under these laws, the testimony noted, the Commission has brought 26 law enforcement actions since 2001 against companies that allegedly failed to maintain reasonable procedures to protect consumers’ personal information, including a case the agency has just settled against James B. Nutter & Company. The company is...