The Georgia Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether data breach victims have to wait for actual fraud or theft to happen before they can sue to recover the costs spent protecting themselves after a data breach.
Law enforcement officials and lawmakers asking the technology industry to provide backdoors into encryption products is not anything new, but U.S. Attorney General William Barr did something past officials hadn't done before: Barr specified that the backdoors and workarounds should be in encrypted messaging apps.
Equifax settled the various lawsuits from federal and state regulators and consumers related to its 2017 data breach for up to $700 million. Hefty price tag not withstanding, the data for 147-million victims is still out there and there's not much consumers can do about it.
There has been a lot of discussion about protecting voting systems so that ballots can’t be changed or manipulated over the past two years, but the attacks Microsoft warned about are not related to the voting process.
The United States Department of Homeland Security warned that Iranian nation-state attackers could lob malware capable of wiping hard drives and physically destroying machines against U.S. targets as the two countries remain locked in a political game of one-upmanship.