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Ex-Coca-Cola engineer charged with Chinese firm theft
US national You Xiaorong allegedly stole technology for valuable BPA-free packaging jointly owned by several companies, including a former "Atlanta-based" employer that was unnamed in the indictment, the website NDTV writes.
Wendy’s agrees to pay 50M dollars to settle data breach claims
According to a website Restaurant Business Online, the company is paying a group of financial institutions over negligence claims following a 2015 cyber attack. The Wendy’s Co. on Wednesday said it has agreed to pay $50 million to a group of financial institutions to settle claims following a data-card breach that hit the chain in 2015 and 2016.
Hackers wipe VFEmail servers of US data
Email provider VFEmail revealed this week that it endured a major setback in which an unknown hacker gained access to its US servers and proceeded to wipe years worth of data and backups within just a few hours, The Sputnik International reports.
620M accounts from 16 hacked sites for sale on dark web
Some 617 million online account details stolen from 16 hacked websites are on sale from today on the dark web, according to the data trove's seller. Dubsmash, Armor Games, 500px, Whitepages, ShareThis, and more said to be up for grabs for $$$s in BTC, The Register reports. For less than $20,000 in Bitcoin, it is claimed, the following pilfered account databases can be purchased from the Dream Market cyber-souk, located in the Tor network:
OCR ends record year with 3M dollars Cottage Health settlement
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services concluded an all-time record year in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement activity, the portal reports.
Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to Web
Online-Buddies was exposing its Jack'd users' private images and location; disclosing posed a risk. Ars has confirmed with testing that the private image leak in Jack'd has been closed. A full check of the new app is still in progress, The Ars Technica reports.
Data leak at South Africa's electricity provider exposed
In what may be a case of "if we ignore it, it will go away," South Africa's largest electricity company has become the subject of the public exposure of customer data after ignoring researcher pleas to resolve the problem, ZDNet writes. Eskom is South Africa's state-owned electricity company which generates approximately 95 percent of the region's electricity, as well as roughly 45 percent of all of the electricity used across the African continent.
CHS reaches settlement in 2014 data breach
Community Health Systems has reached a settlement in a class action over a 2014 data breach that affected 4.5 million patients, The Nashville Post reports. It has been ranked one of the largest health care data breaches in history.
Insider leaks Trump's "Executive Time"-filled private schedules
A White House source has leaked nearly every day of President Trump's private schedule for the past three months, the portal AXIOS writes. This unusually voluminous leak gives us unprecedented visibility into how this president spends his days. The schedules, which cover nearly every working day since the midterms, show that Trump has spent around 60% of his scheduled time over the past 3 months in unstructured "Executive Time."
Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous car secrets
Apple’s autonomous car program Project Titan may be mysterious to everyone outside the company, but Titan engineers have access to thousands of top secret automotive files — a fact that has now led to another disturbing arrest, The VentureBeat reports.
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