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
“We are investigating,” said Maura Possley, a spokeswoman
for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. “It’s part of a
Oracle moves up one slot to be the world’s No. 2 software maker after Microsoft in new Gartner survey. IBM pushed down one slot to No. 3.
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
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.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) warned that last year’s massive security breach could have been more extensive than reported so far, leading to further losses at the No. 3 U.S. retailer.
“Our investigation of the matter is ongoing and it is possible that we will identify additional information that was accessed or stolen, which could materially worsen the losses and reputational damage we have experienced,” the company said in its 10-K annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.