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Morgan Stanley Sued Over Failure to Clear Old Computers

Morgan Stanley is facing a pair of lawsuits claiming that the company exposed sensitive customer details by failing to purge all the data from decommissioned computer gear that has since gone missing. So reports Financial Planning.


Ransomware Hits Bush Presidential Center, Boy Scouts, U of T

A ransomware attack has affected the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Boy Scouts of America, the Texas Tech Foundation and the University of Texas at Austin, the organizations have revealed. So reports The Dallas Morning News.


GEDMatch Breach Shows Genealogical Cybersecurity Risks

A recent data breach of GEDmatch, a popular genealogy site also often used by law enforcement, has privacy experts worried. So reports The New York Times.


Walmart Hit with Class Action Under New California Privacy Law

Walmart has become one of the latest companies to face a proposed class action under California’s sweeping new privacy law, which took effect on January 1. So reports Bloomberg Law.


U.S. Response to Russia-China Vaccine Hacks May Be Bad Medicine: Cyber Pros

American lawmakers’ aggressive push against Russia and China for allegedly hacking research on coronavirus vaccines has raised eyebrows among some cybersecurity industry observers. So reports The Washington Post.


Data for Nearly 400,000 BMW Drivers is Sold on Dark Web: Reports

The personal data of almost 400,000 U.K.-based BMW customers is being auctioned off online, according to KELA, a Tel Aviv-based darknet intelligence firm. So reports Tom’s Guide.


Independence Blue Cross Warns of Potential Data Breach

Philadelphia-based health plan Independence Blue Cross has announced a security breach that may have exposed member data. So reports Becker’s Hospital Review.


Palo Alto Networks Taps Chief Financial Officer

Palo Alto Networks, which bills itself as the world’s biggest cybersecurity firm, has named Former Procter & Gamble executive Luis Felipe Visoso as its chief financial officer. So reports the Cincinnati Business Courier.


Iran Cyber Tensions Rise After Nuclear Site Fire

A fire at an Iranian nuclear facility could lead to the cybercommunity getting caught up in a hacking fight. So reports The Washington Post.


Microsoft Buys CyberX in Bet on Internet of Things

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of CyberX, a cybersecurity startup focused on the Internet of Things and industrial control systems. So reports TechCrunch


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