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Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month.

Watchdog says FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes and wildfires in 2017; FEMA says it’s correcting the problem

Fewer affected in Marriott hack, but passports a red flag

Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed.

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company said Friday as it acknowledged one of the largest security breaches in history.

Best Buy warns of data breach

Best Buy is warning that some of its customers’ payment information may have been compromised in a data breach.

Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading

Insider trading charges were announced Wednesday against a former Equifax executive who sold his shares for nearly $1 million before the company’s massive data breach was revealed to the public and the stock price plunged.

Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up

Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was accessed as part of a major data breach.

Uber sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet

After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three potential class-action lawsuits and separate investigations by the attorneys general of New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Illinois.

Lawmakers call Equifax response to breach inadequate

House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday lashed out at the former head of Equifax, demanding answers for the massive data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of an estimated 145 million Americans.

Two Equifax executives will retire following massive data breach

A week after Equifax disclosed that it suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised sensitive information belonging to 143 million people, the credit reporting agency’s chief information officer, David Webb, and chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, are retiring, effective immediately, the company said in a statement Friday evening.