"Yahoo Inc was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts."
"Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, the threat of terrorism not only persists but now transcends borders, challenging investigators like never before."
"It was the kind of phone call no chief executive wants to make — or receive — in the middle of a multibillion-dollar deal."
"Wells Fargo & Co.’s board tapped Shearman & Sterling LLP to advise it on executive-compensation matters, amid calls to claw back certain executives’ pay over the bank’s sales-tactics scandal, people familiar with the matter said."
"In response to widespread public criticism that the government has been too lenient with executives responsible for corporate crime, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued tough new guidelines last year for federal prosecutors."
"A handful of US cities are banding together in an effort to change the way police acquire and use surveillance technology."
"Facing repeated questions about what would happen to Wells Fargo & Co.’s top executives in the wake of its sales-practice scandal, Chief Executive John Stumpf gave much the same answer: It’s up to the bank’s board."
"The chief executive of Wells Fargo, John G. Stumpf, will say in testimony Tuesday morning that he is “deeply sorry” for selling customers unauthorized bank accounts and credit cards and that he takes “full responsibility” for the unethical activity, according to a copy of the remarks prepared for a Senate Banking Committee hearing. "
"In the past few years, the devastating effects of hackers breaking into an organization's network, stealing confidential data, and publishing everything have been made clear."
"At a sales meeting in Florida in 2014, Wells Fargo & Co. regional executives scolded lower-level managers about an obvious problem that kept cropping up at the bank."
"Digital devices and software programs are complicated. Behind the pointing and clicking on screen are thousands of processes and routines that make everything work. So when malicious software—malware—invades a system, even seemingly small changes to the system can have unpredictable impacts."
"As public and congressional pressure mounted on Wells Fargo & Co. executives, its top two bankers had an explanation Tuesday for allegedly illegal sales practices across the company: It was employees’ fault."
"With network security top of mind, businesses are nearly two times more concerned with losing private data (47 percent ) than hackers disrupting their systems (26 percent), according to the 2016 Network Security and Data Privacy Study, released today by Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)."
"It hardly seems possible that fifteen years have passed since 9/11."
"On July 4, 2014, a black-turbaned cleric named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took to the pulpit of the Grand Mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul and proclaimed the founding of a new caliphate."
"Walk onto the plaza in Lower Manhattan and you hear the memorial before you see it — a whooshing through the oak trees."
"Wells Fargo & Co. was slapped with a $185 million fine Thursday for “widespread illegal” sales practices that included opening as many as two million deposit and credit-card accounts without customers’ knowledge, federal and local authorities said."
"“Don’t click on spear phishing emails” was the main message handed down to Senate staffers this week, who received a 20 minute online tutorial on online safety and security."
"Late last month, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, hosted a private fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in Los Altos, Calif., along with his colleague Lisa Jackson, vice president of Apple’s environmental, policy and social initiatives. The private, off-the-record event required a donation of $2,700 to $50,000."
"On June 6, 1968, the day after Robert Kennedy’s assassination, Congress took action to protect the integrity of American political process. By passing House Joint Resolution 1292, lawmakers extended Secret Service protection to major presidential and vice presidential candidates. To this day, the Secret Service continues to cover presidential candidates, ensuring that a crazed individual or hostile nation cannot deny the American public the opportunity to elect its favored leaders."
"The world has seen the most unsettling attack yet resulting from the so-called Rowhammer exploit, which flips individual bits in computer memory. It's a technique that's so surgical and controlled that it allows one machine to effectively steal the cryptographic keys of another machine hosted in the same cloud environment."
"More than a dozen tech companies, including Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc., have unified behind Microsoft Corp.’s legal bid to alert customers when federal agents have requested their digital data."
"The case of FTC v. Wyndham is one of the most important security and privacy cases decided in the last 10 years."
"Agencies have hired twice as many cyber professionals this year compared to the last, according to the Office of Personnel Management. The increase in hiring comes in part because agencies still have some large mission critical gaps to fill."