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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.”

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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.

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Target warns data breach could be worse than reported so far

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.

    • 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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