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Trump administration doesn’t want to pay for breach of 22 million people’s data

New cybersecurity regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services were first introduced in September 2016 but have been revised since then. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has asked a federal court to reconsider a ruling that opened the door for potential payments to millions of federal employees and others due to the cybertheft of their personal information. The Justice Department request, ...

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US personnel chief resigns in wake of data breach


WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. government’s personnel office resigned abruptly Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch. Katherine Archuleta, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, ...

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US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has ...

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Cyber insurance policies are all the rage


“Cyber insurance” is on the rise, and the insurers and brokers cashing in can thank Target. While the super-retailer’s infamous 2013 data breach created screaming headlines and huge hassles for the company and its customers, it also fueled a surge ...

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Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

NEW YORK — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list ...

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Data-breach costs take toll on Target profit

NEW YORK — Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers. The retailer said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit slumped 46 percent. ...

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Target: Data breach caught up to 70M customers

NEW YORK — Target’s December security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month. The nation’s second largest discounter said Friday that personal information — including names, phone numbers as well as ...

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