• IT Provider Discovers Massive Breach After Hacker Runs Out of Storage Space

    ArsTechnica reports that InfoTrax Systems, an IT provider, was first breached in 2014, when a hacker exploited vulnerabilities in the company’s network that gave remote control over its server. The FTC has now filed a complaint alleging...

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  • Human Rights v. Security At Issue In WhatsApp NSO Lawsuit

    Last month WhatsApp sued the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group for installing surveillance malware on the phones of more than a thousand users, including journalists and human rights activists. The suit doesn’t identify the NSO clients on...

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  • Trump Legal Aid Set For Lifetime Appointment to 2nd Circuit

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the nomination of Steven Menashi, a 40-year-old White House legal aide to the Senate floor for his confirmation vote. Every Democrat voted no. Civil rights and women’s groups opposed his nomination,...

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  • CEO Busted For Suing Whistleblowers

    In an amended complaint, the SEC alleges that CEO Mykalai Kontilai of Collectors Cafe used settlement agreements with investors that illegally prohibited them from complaining to authorities about alleged fraud. The agency had previously sued Kontilai for...

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  • More Spending, More Attacks

    Annual spending on cyber breach management activities increased an average of $282,750 from 2018 to $1.4 million this year, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. Nevertheless, there was a 17 percent increase in the number of companies...

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  • Seminal Copyright Suit Argued Before the Supreme Court

    A lawsuit argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 5 will have broad implications for businesses that make money creating and selling copyrighted works including books, pictures and computer software. A videographer says the state of...

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  • Hollywood Suit Ends With Hype-Storm

    Johnny Depp has resolved a lawsuit in which he challenged approximately $30 million paid to the law firm formerly known as Bloom Hergott. “While the firm was confident it would prevail at trial, we are nonetheless pleased...

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  • Google Antitrust Case Opens With Unusual Demand

    Google wants more safeguards before it shares business documents with outside consultants who work for the 48 states that are suing the internet services giant and its parent company, Alphabet, for antitrust violations. In a petition filed...

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  • Tesla Sued After Driver Burns to Death

    Liliana Awan, widow of Omar Awan, has filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors Inc., alleging that her husband died as a result of the vehicle’s battery catching fire and automatic door handles that stopped rescuers from pulling...

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  • Hackers Plead Guilty in Case That Uber Covered up

    Two computer hackers, Brandon Charles Glover and Vasile Mereacre, have pleaded guilty in an extortion scheme that resulted in a year long cover-up of a data breach. The hackers stole sensitive information belonging to about 57 million...

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