Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff January 11, 2019 Sixteen months after one of the worst digital data breaches in US history, Massachusetts residents have new protections against digital data thefts.Earlier this week Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law that requires credit reporting agencies such as Equifax to provide a free credit freeze to consumers that would prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in their names. It will also require companies to offer up to three years of free credit monitoring to victims of a security breach, and force companies to disclose breaches in a timely and public notification.The intent is to deter lax security practices at data brokers and other giant companies that collect vast amounts of sensitive personal data. Advertisement “I think it will make our data safer,” said State Representative Jennifer Benson , … [Read more...] about New Mass. law provides more free credit protections
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | Year of Free Credit Report Monitoring Is Ending. Here’s What to Do Now. Supported by Your Money Adviser ByAnn Carrns Jan. 11, 2019 Consumers affected by Equifax’s huge data breach in 2017 may need to re-establish protections on their credit report if they “locked” their files as part of the company’s free credit-monitoring offer. People who accepted Equifax’s offer after the breach have been notified that the free service, TrustedID Premier, will expire at the end of January. If subscribers locked their Equifax credit files using the service to prevent the opening of fraudulent accounts, the locks will automatically lift when TrustedID expires, according to Equifax. The locks will also end if, before Jan. 31, the consumer enrolls in a similar service that … [Read more...] about Year of Free Credit Report Monitoring Is Ending. Here’s What to Do Now.
In this July 19, 2016, file photo, flowers bloom in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to about 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a settlement filed late Monday in a 2-year-old lawsuit seeking to hold Yahoo accountable for digital burglaries that occurred in 2013 and 2014 but weren't disclosed until 2016. Yahoo revealed the problem after it had already negotiated a $4.83 billion deal to sell its digital services to … [Read more...] about Yahoo agrees to $50M deal to settle data-breach suit
By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm | UPDATED: October 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm Yahoo must pay $85 million and provide free credit monitoring to 200 million people as part of a settlement of what is believed to be the biggest data breach ever. The onetime internet giant, which is now owned by Verizon, has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over the 2013 and 2014 hacks. The company did not disclose the breach, which affected about 1 billion accounts, until 2016. The hacks exposed user names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, scrambled passwords and security questions and answers. As part of the settlement filed late Monday, $50 million would go to Yahoo users, and the company would pay $35 million in legal fees. Affected Yahoo users are U.S. and Israel residents and small businesses with Yahoo accounts at any time from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2016. The funds would be distributed to those … [Read more...] about Yahoo might owe you money: It agrees to pay $85 million in data-breach settlement
By Thomas Barrabi Published September 26, 2018 Technology FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Regulatory environment's impact on Uber NYC Council Minority Whip Joe Borelli and FBN's Susan Li on the impact of Uber. Uber will pay $148 million in a settlement with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., after evidence emerged last year that it hid a major data breach from the public for more than a year, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office said in a statement Wednesday. Continue Reading Below The ride-sharing service learned in late 2016 that two hackers had accessed the personal data of about 600,000 Uber drivers, as well as roughly 57 million customers. However, Uber did not publicly acknowledge that a breach had occurred until November 2017, acknowledging that it had paid $100,000 to the hackers to delete the data. “Failing to report data breaches as soon as possible can harm consumers,” Miller said. … [Read more...] about Uber to pay $148M settlement to 50 states for 2016 data breach