Ashley Madison wants to put that sordid data breach affair behind it. Parent company Ruby Life has reached an $11.2 million settlement agreement with the plaintiffs behind two dozen U.S. class-action lawsuits - since consolidated - lodged in the wake of its massive 2015 breach.
The plaintiffs who are suing Donald Trump's presidential campaign for conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks over disclosing their private information stolen from Democratic Party computers could declare a moral victory even if they lose their case. Could exposing the truth be their ultimate goal?
The recent proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against health insurer Anthem following a 2015 cyberattack impacting about 79 million individuals is significant for several reasons, says attorney Steven Teppler of the Abbott Law Group, who analyzes the deal.
The long-running data security dispute between cancer testing laboratory LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission is now in the hands of a panel of appellate court judges, who heard oral arguments this week. Experts weigh in on the significance of the case.
Microsoft has sought to get in front of a brewing controversy over whether it unfairly disables third-party anti-virus products in Windows 10. The company is seeking to dampen charges that are reminiscent of its years-long legal tangles with global antitrust regulators.
Despite being one of the most heavily regulated industries, Healthcare companies still struggle to assess their risk at more than a surface level. A good assessment has to include people, policies, procedures, controls and technologies. The task is daunting but increasingly critical.
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Too many organizations continue to address breach response from a reactive mode - having a crude disaster-recovery plan in place in case something "does" happen, rather than accepting that something "will" happen and proactively preparing for it. In this session, a panel of legal, technical and law-enforcement experts...
Sweden has ended a seven-year rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But it's far from the end of the legal troubles for the man whose spilling of secrets has shaped world politics.
When she first joined the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Maria Ramirez prosecuted street gangs. Now she's cracking down on cyber gangs and is opening her case file to share lessons learned from cases involving business email compromise and ransomware.
Over the past year, fines levied by various regulatory agencies against breached entities have helped to shape and clarify what cybersecurity attorney Joseph Burton calls the cybersecurity standard of care - a standard for reasonable security that courts will turn to when determining liability and fault in the wake of...
Don't trust the internet of things to maintain common-sense boundaries - or your privacy - as evidenced by a lawsuit against "sensual lifestyle products" manufacturer We-Vibe, alleging that its products tracked customers' usage patterns, indexed by their email addresses.
Search giant Yahoo suffered two massive data breaches under the tenure of CEO Marissa Mayer. But when the company wraps up the sale of its primary businesses to Verizon for $4.5 billion, she's set to exit with an extra $23 million in compensation.
A look at the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assuring the security of medical devices; and U.S. federal prosecutors drop charges against a child porn suspect rather than reveal the hacking technique used to ensnare him.
The U.S. government has opted to drop an indictment against a child pornography suspect rather than reveal the software exploit used to identify him. The case highlights how the use of legal hacking techniques by law enforcement agencies can create complications in court.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.