Income, tax and immigration data stolen in Healthcare.gov breach

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now has details about the data stolen in the breach of Healthcare.gov that occurred last month. According to the government agency, a significant amount of personal information including partial Social Security numbers, tax information and immigration status was compromised in the breach. No financial information was stolen. […]

Proposed data privacy law could send company execs to prison for 20 years

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ed Bock) A US senator has proposed a privacy law that could issue steep fines to companies and send their top executives to prison for up to 20 years if they violate Americans’ privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. announced a discussion draft of his Consumer Data Protection Act yesterday. The […]

Strong growth data obscure a probable slowdown to come

FINANCIAL MARKETS may have wobbled in recent weeks—the S&P 500 fell by 7.3% in October. But America’s real economy still seems to be in rude health. Figures released on October 26th showed economic growth of 3.5%, at an annualised rate, in the third quarter of 2018. Most economists had expected a sharper slowdown after the […]

New data shows China has “taken the gloves off” in hacking attacks on US

Enlarge / Well, that whole thing clearly worked out well, didn’t it? (credit: JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images) Remember the good old days, when the US and China were supposedly working out new norms for the cybers, and China was going to stop all that hacking of US companies to steal intellectual property? It turns out the […]

Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data

Enlarge / An international air traveler is cleared by a US Customs and Border Protection Officer (L) and is approved to enter the United States inside the US Customs and Immigration area at Dulles International Airport (IAD) , December 21, 2011 in Sterling, Virgina, near Washington, DC. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) An American Muslim […]

NHL unveils multi-year partnership with MGM to share sports betting data

The NHL is getting involved in the sports gambling industry, with commissioner Gary Bettman announcing a multi-year partnership Monday with MGM Resorts International, an American global hospitality and entertainment company. The NHL, which won't receive a cut of gambling profits, is following the NBA's lead by providing the company with data for use in sports betting. "The […]

Cathay Pacific data breach affects up to 9.4 million customers

Cathay Pacific, the primary airline of Hong Kong known for its high-speed WiFi, was hit with a major data breach that affects up to 9.4 million passengers. The company said that personal information including passport numbers, identity card numbers, credit card numbers, frequent flyer membership program numbers, customer service comments and travel history had been […]