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  • Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

    March 1, 2017 6:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and jettisoning its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users and already have cost the company $350 million. Mayer won't be paid her annual bonus nor receive a... more »
  • Data breach has Sanders, Clinton campaigns pointing fingers

    December 18, 2015 6:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A data breach in the Democratic National Committee voter database led to a firing, a lawsuit, and a lot of pointed fingers between the top two Democrats running for president. The DNC temporarily barred Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign this week from accessing their massive trove of... more »
  • Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit

    August 21, 2015 4:01 PM

    TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms say they have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week. Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario,... more »
  • Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down

    July 10, 2015 5:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting demands following an unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect. Director Katherine Archuleta had come under scathing criticism amid revelations this year that hackers - widely believed to... more »
  • Hospital operator says LSU will declare contract breached

    July 10, 2015 3:49 PM

    MONROE - The operator of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says LSU intends to push out the group. Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Chairman Steve Skrivanos told the News-Star Friday after a meeting with LSU administrators that the university intends to declare that the foundation has breached its contract.... more »
  • US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

    June 4, 2015 5:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to... more »
  • Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

    May 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will have to show identification and... more »
  • La. Office of Group Benefits affected by Anthem breach

    March 4, 2015 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state office that provides insurance plans for state employees says personal information of some of its members was obtained by hackers who breached the online security of Anthem Inc. The Office of Group Benefits said about 2,700 of its members were affected by the hackers. The... more »
  • Obama to focus on cybersecurity

    February 13, 2015 2:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - President Barack Obama is responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks by encouraging members of the private sector to share information with each other and with the federal government as a first line of defense. Obama is headlining a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer... more »
  • Anthem: Hacker tried to breach system as early as Dec. 10

    February 6, 2015 6:48 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The hackers who stole millions of health insurance records from Anthem Inc. obtained the credentials of five different employees to try to penetrate the network, and may have been inside the system since December, the company says. Hackers stole names, social security numbers and other information for... more »
  • State reports flood of false tax returns Play Video

    February 6, 2015 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana revenue officials said they've discovered more than 2,000 attempts to file fraudulent tax returns through popular tax software this year. The Department of Revenue said 2,011 returns filed through Intuit / TurboTax have been filed as fraudulent. "To our knowledge, our systems at the... more »
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had... more »
  • Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    October 1, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by lawmakers Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over... more »
  • Head of Secret Service faces questions about White House breach

    September 30, 2014 2:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is scheduled to answer lawmakers' questions about an embarrassing White House security breach. Pierson will face critical questions Tuesday from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about how a Texas Army veteran armed with a knife managed to not only climb... more »

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