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Hackers See You When You’re Sleeping–Hackers Know When You’re Awake: Major Data Breach Involving Children’s Information and Pictures Calls Smart Toys Further Into Question

As we go into the holiday shopping season, many questions arise about whether “smart toys,” which store sensitive data regarding children, are secure from hackers. Children are high-valued targets for hackers because they have clean credit reports and their credit histories likely… Continue Reading →

Anonymous and Other Hackers vs. ISIS: Cyber Security Implications

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed more than 100 people in Paris, the hacking group Anonymous used an unverified video declaring war on ISIS. In a video posted to YouTube, an Anonymous… Continue Reading →

The First Cable Operator to Be Targeted by the FCC for Data Breach Settles for $595,000

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently fined Cox Communications, Inc. (Cox) $595,000 for failing to properly protect its customers’ personal information related to a 2014 data breach. In the November 5, 2015, FCC order, the FCC stressed the importance of… Continue Reading →

Target and Consumer Plaintiffs Nearing Settlement of Class Action Suit Related to 2013 Data Breach

Early news reports indicate that Target will pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit with the “Consumer Plaintiffs” related to the 2013 data breach at its stores. The consumer plaintiffs will be paid settlement proceeds through a dedicated website. The proposed… Continue Reading →

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