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Apr 4, 2014

Experian enmeshed in litigation over business that was breached

BOSTON (Reuters) – Experian Plc (EXPN.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is enmeshed in litigation over its 2012 purchase of the assets of data firm Court Ventures, which is at the center of a breach that exposed some 200 million American Social Security numbers to criminals.

States have launched a joint investigation into the breach involving one of the three major U.S. credit bureaus. The breach could have opened the door to tax fraud, credit card theft, and countless other financial crimes.

Apr 3, 2014
Apr 3, 2014

Exclusive: U.S. states probing security breach at Experian unit

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. attorneys general have launched a multi-state investigation into a breach in which criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million social security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian Plc.

“We are investigating,” said Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. “It’s part of a multistate investigation.”

Apr 3, 2014

U.S. states probing security breach at Experian unit

BOSTON/NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) – U.S. attorneys general
have launched a multi-state investigation into a breach in which
criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million
social security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian
Plc.

“We are investigating,” said Maura Possley, a spokeswoman
for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. “It’s part of a
multistate investigation.”

Mar 31, 2014
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Mar 24, 2014

Palo Alto Networks to buy Israeli cybersecurity firm

March 24 (Reuters) – Palo Alto Networks Inc, which
makes firewalls to protect companies from cyber attacks, said it
would buy a tiny Israeli security firm, Cyvera, for about $200
million in a move that some analysts expect will crimp profits
over the next few years.

Palo Alto’s shares fell as much as 7 percent in late morning
trading.

FBN Securities analyst Shebly Seyrafi estimated that the
deal would lower Palo Alto’s profit by about 10 percent in 2014
and by about 20 percent in 2015.

Mar 17, 2014
    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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