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Wendy’s agrees to pay $50M 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.

“Effectively gone”: Hackers wipe VFEmail servers of “all data in the US”

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.

620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts

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.

OCR concludes all-time record year for HIPAA enforcement with $3 million 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 HHS.gov 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.

Researcher reveals data leak at South Africa’s main electricity provider

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.

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.

FBI charges second Apple employee 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.

Irvine man sentenced for stealing trade secrets

An Irvine engineer was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for stealing trade secrets from two of his former employers, the portal My News LA reports.

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