- Student data breach reported by South Dakota School of Mines Updated: Aug-28-15 7:52 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Officials at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology say an email that a university employee inadvertently sent to graduate students included an attachment with names, student identification numbers and grade point averages of about 350 students.
- Audit criticizes security at Oregon's state data center Updated: Aug-25-15 9:37 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon technology managers never resolved known security vulnerabilities at a state data warehouse that stores a trove of sensitive information about Oregonians, state auditors concluded in a report released Tuesday.
- Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach Updated: Aug-25-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.
- Rutgers University hires 3 cybersecurity firms Updated: Aug-24-15 3:44 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Rutgers University has hired three cybersecurity firms to protect its computer networks after they were hacked at least four times during the past school year.
- Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach Updated: Aug-22-15 12:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social security numbers and other personal information of more than 1,000 agency employees.
- Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit Updated: Aug-21-15 7:14 pm
TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week.
- Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away Updated: Aug-21-15 12:46 pm
NEW YORK - The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted.
- Lawsuits against Ashley Madison over hack face tough road Updated: Aug-20-15 3:04 am
NEW YORK - The release of the names and personal information of millions of potentially cheating spouses around the world will undoubtedly have disastrous consequences for many couples, but Ashley Madison members might think twice before suing over the website's hacking.
- Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails Updated: Aug-18-15 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.
- Target reaches deal to settle breach claims with Visa Updated: Aug-18-15 4:10 pm
NEW YORK - Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.
- IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims Updated: Aug-17-15 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON - A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed.
- Investigation reveals breach affected 2 more state agencies Updated: Aug-14-15 6:40 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Information Technology Department has completed its investigation of a cyber-attack against a state-run server and says it has identified two additional state agencies that may have been affected.
- 3rd lawsuit filed against medical company over data hack Updated: Aug-13-15 8:05 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A third lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against a Fort Wayne-based medical software company over a data breach involving patient information.
- Internet security company announces Indiana expansion Updated: Aug-12-15 3:38 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A technology security company is expanding operations in Indiana after it was promised more than $2.7 million in tax breaks.
- Homeland official asks Black Hat crowd to build trust Updated: Aug-06-15 8:53 pm
LAS VEGAS - A top Obama administration official says the government and the data security community need to focus on building trust so information about cyber threats can be shared between them for the greater good.
- Lawyer: Gov't investigating device storage of Clinton emails Updated: Aug-05-15 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of devices on which Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email was stored when she was secretary of state, Clinton's attorney confirmed Wednesday.
- Records: NSA paid Utah over $1M to police data center roads Updated: Aug-01-15 11:02 am
BLUFFDALE, Utah - The National Security Agency has paid Utah more than $1 million over the past year and a half for state troopers to guard the entrance to the spy agency's massive data center south of Salt Lake City, according to Utah Highway Patrol records.
- UConn: Engineering School computer breach was 'criminal' Updated: Jul-31-15 4:31 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - University of Connecticut officials say a data breach discovered in March at the School of Engineering was criminal in nature.