Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Wendy's to pay $50M in data breach settlement SC Magazine (press release) (blog) Wendy's has agreed to pay $50 million to settle negligence claims following its 2015-2016 data breach that affected more than 1,000 of the burger

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Russia's plan to disconnect from Internet raises Great Firewall fears Fox News Meanwhile, a group of NATO countries is reportedly considering a more aggressive response to state-sponsored computer hacking and cyber attacks. EU Considers Response to China Hacking After UK Evidence, Sources Say Bloomberg That can give hackers access to a subject's computer and allow them to steal user names and passwords, files and other information. The U.S.

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Irish data protection authority reveals probe into Twitter data breach The Hill Ireland's data protection authority revealed Friday that it is investigating Twitter's compliance with Europeans' new data privacy laws following a series

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe's Data Privacy Law New York Times The first major example came on Monday, when the French data protection authority announced that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Anonymous-affiliated hacker slapped with 10-year prison sentence for Boston Children's cyberattack Healthcare Finance News Almost three years after his arrest on charges related to cyberattacks he carried out against Boston Children's hospital and another facility,

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Weather Channel app sued over alleged mining of users' data The privacy settings section, the complaint says, “vaguely states that geolocation data may be used for 'geographically relevant ads and content' and

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Malware attack disrupts delivery of LA Times and Tribune papers across the US Los Angeles Times Technology teams worked feverishly to quarantine the computer virus, but it

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Hacker steals ten years worth of data from San Diego school district ZDNet A hacker has stolen the personal details of over 500,000 San Diego Unified School District staff and students; the district revealed in a breach notice

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Facebook Could Face Billion Dollar Fine For Data Breaches CBS Baltimore (CNN) — Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine after a European regulator announced Friday that it is launching an investigation into the

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. The finger has been pointed at China for Marriott data breach ZDNet Two officials briefed on the matter said the hackers responsible for the Marriott data breach have also been connected to cyberattacks launched