Of Note

Utah Company Settles FTC Allegations it Failed to Safeguard Consumer Data

The FTC announced a settlement in a data security enforcement action against InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its former CEO, Mark Rawlins. Here is their press release, below, followed by InfoTrax’s comments on the settlement: A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that...

Attempted sextortion leads to call for stricter phone porting rules

Thomas Daigle reports: When Randall Baran-Chong received a notification on his smartphone late one night last week indicating the device was no longer in service, it was the first sign of trouble. In the hours that followed, the 33-year-old Toronto businessman says someone locked down his laptop, purchased an Xbox video game gift...