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  • 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 »
  • Backwater flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    MATHEWS, La. - DPW crews continued to check levees in Lafourche Parish for weak spots after a breach earlier this week that officials said was due to backwater flooding in Ascension and St. John parishes. Lafourche Parish leaders declared a state of emergency after the breach Monday night in... more »
  • Target: Breach affected millions more customers

    January 10, 2014 2:58 PM

    NEW YORK - Target says more people than it first thought were affected by a data breach it revealed last month, and more kinds of personal information have been compromised. The nation's second-largest discount chain says an investigation has found that hackers stole personal information from as many as 70... more »
  • Target: 40 million credit, debit accounts breached

    December 19, 2013 5:39 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Minneapolis company said it immediately told authorities and financial institutions once it... more »
  • Hackers may have compromised info of La. residents

    December 4, 2013 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana authorities say computer hackers may have gained access to the personal information of thousands of residents who use debit cards issued by JPMorgan Chase for three state agencies. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says in a news release Wednesday that the breach involves the Department... more »
  • Secret Service contacted about stolen debit, credit card numbers Play Video

    July 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office has discussed a wide-spread issue with credit and debit card numbers being stolen with the Secret Service. The agency said it does not believe there was a breach, but possibly a series of people taking pictures or copying card numbers resulting in the reports... more »
  • Repairs waiting to begin on sinkhole berm breaches

    May 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Repairs to a breached berm on one side of the Assumption Parish sinkhole could begin today, according to parish authorities. Emergency managers told News 2 they were waiting for the water in the area to recede enough for work to resume on the breaches in the... more »
  • Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

    May 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight. The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired.... more »
  • Mississippi River floods north Louisiana farmland

    May 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE - The Mississippi River is again flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish's Bunches Bend, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The News-Star reports the 2011 breach on the levee's northern end was fixed, but a... more »

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