Following the Nashville bombing, a viral post alleged a connection between SunGard, a nearby data facility, and SolarWinds’ parent company, Silver Lake. However, Silver Lake only owned SunGard from 2005 until 2015. After that, Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) assumed control once SunGard filed for bankruptcy. Since 2017, Silver Lake hasn’t held any shares in FIS.
“Please help dig on Solar[W]inds, SunGard data center, and 211 Commerce Street in Nashville,” wrote Ron Watkins, former 8Kun administrator. “Interested in finding correlations between these subjects.” Read More
A seven-state coalition announced a $2 million settlement with online retailer Cafepress.
The settlement resolves a 2019 data breach that compromised 22 million consumers, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday. Read More
With the data breach exposing the information of unemployed Ohioans, one foundation is saying that the government’s failure to address known flaws with the benefits system means the public has lost trust in the state.
Deloitte Consulting is handling pandemic unemployment assistance claims for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. At least 130,000 independent contractors who filed 1099 forms but have not yet received benefits had their information, including addresses and social security numbers exposed on the Deloitte system, WLWT reported. Read More
Reuters The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) said FEMA had shared… Read More
by Gavin Hanson Google announced the end of its social platform Google Plus after a Monday Wall Street Journal report detailed the cover-up of a breach that exposed users’ data. In a breach described as “Cambridge Analytica-style” by Financial Times social media and cyber security reporter Hannah Kuchler, Google Plus… Read More
by Anders Hagstrom A federal government transparency website had been unwittingly displaying at least 80 full or partial social security numbers (SSN) for weeks before taking them down, CNN reported Sunday. The error came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request portal, causing many people who submitted FOIA requests to… Read More
by Luke Rosiak – Former House IT aide Imran Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, filed a memo asking that his client serve no jail time for his bank fraud conviction. – He told an Obama-appointed judge that Trump is an “incoherent,” “desperate” president of the “Untied States.” – He asked for… Read More
Meltdown and Spectre take advantage of the way the processors in phones, computers, and servers operate. We’ll give it to you straight: There is bad news and good news about Meltdown and Spectre, the two new computer vulnerabilities. Read More
Medicaid recipients may have had their diagnoses and medical conditions exposed as the result of a recent security breach, Florida health officials warned Friday. An employee with the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently opened a malicious phishing email that potentially compromised the personal information of tens of… Read More
If one consumer advocacy group gets its way, people affected by the Equifax data breach could be compensated from a fund created by the company. That is just one of seven demands proposed by the Consumers Union, the policy and action division of Consumer Reports. The proposals come after the… Read More