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US Court Cuts TCS Fine From $940M to $420M in Epic Lawsuit

A US court slashed the compensatory and punitive damages that major IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) must pay Epic Systems for a trade secret lawsuit by more than half, The EHR Intelligence writes.

Vt. Reaches Health-Care Exchange Vendor Data Security Settlement

Technology company SAManage USA Inc. Sept. 29 agreed to pay $264,000 to Vermont to settle claims it failed to protect Social Security numbers associated with the state’s health-care exchange, The Bloomberg BNA reports.

Class-action lawsuit claims city shared personal information of 3,700 employees

Private information — including medical records and salaries — of more than 3,700 City of Calgary employees was shared with another municipality, a class-action lawsuit claims. In a statement of claim filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, the law firm Higgerty Law is seeking an estimated $92.9 million in damages against the city, The Calgary Herald reports.

Breach at sonic Drive-In may have impacted millions of credit, debit cards

Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number of store payment systems. The ongoing breach may have led to a fire sale on millions of stolen credit and debit card accounts that are now being peddled in shadowy underground cybercrime stores, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Passwords for 540,642 GPS vehicle tracking devices leaked online

SVR Tracking failed to protect passwords and other sensitive data on an AWS S3 bucket, causing over a half million vehicle tracking devices to be exposed to the public, the CSO informs.

Police reveal the biggest leakers of personal data

Four people have been arrested for allegedly illegally acquiring and dealing in more than 11 million items of personal information, police said. Two of the four have since been bailed, The Shanghai Daily informs.

Multi-million data breach and fraud trial to get under way in Sweden

A startup, four banks and a superstore are understood to be among a number of organizations hit by a Swedish hacking and fraud attack that has now led to trial. Swedish prosecutors declined to reveal the exact number of suspected victims in the case, The Local reports.

Welp, Vevo Just Got Hacked

Vevo, the joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company), was just hacked Gizmodo reports. Roughly 3.12TB worth of internal files have been posted online, and a couple of the documents reviewed by Gizmodo appear sensitive.

Yet another trove of sensitive US voter records has leaked

Each record contained details on voters, including names, addresses, dates of birth, their ethnic identity, whether an individual is married, and the individual's voting preferences, the magazine ZDNet writes. A cache of voter records on over a half-million Americans has been found online.

Islington Council faces huge fine after massive data breach hit 90,000 people

A London council has been fined £70,000 after it accidentally published a cache of personal data including medical details, cheques, and even one person’s prison record, the Evening Standard ( reports.


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