Verizon Requires $350 Million Discount and Yahoo Share in Data Breach Liability — Good Deal?

UPDATE: Yahoo Shareholders Sue Over Massive Data Breaches (Law 360 paywall) Verizon and Yahoo have renegotiated their deal in the wake of Yahoo’s revelations of its past data breaches. Verizon had agreed to pay $4.8 billion for Yahoo’s Internet business in July 2016, but that was before Yahoo disclosed that it had two of the largest data […]

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David Beckham’s Exposed Emails Exemplify Shame Hacking Threat

Hackers have obtained David Beckham’s embarrassing emails from his advisors in an extortion plot in which the advisors were told “pay up or we’ll release emails,” according to a recent news report. When the advisors refused to pay the £1million demand, the hackers released the emails. This is yet another example of what I call shame hacking, a topic […]

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Stolen Laptop + 3,800 PHI Records = $3.2 Millon Penalty

That’s right, Children’s Medical Center had 1 unencrypted laptop stolen that had protected health information (PHI) for 3800 patients. This stolen laptop was absolutely considered a data breach and resulted in a fine of $3.2 million.  Still think data breaches are not serious business?  Read more: Children’s Medical Center Pays Federal Fine Over Data Breach « […]

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