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Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account information being sold

Aug. 24, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery chain says it's aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online. The Des Moines Register was the first to report that credit and debit card information of some Hy-Vee customers is being sold on an internet site for $17 to $35...

Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

Aug. 23, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others. At a hearing in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said...

The Latest: Woman in Capital One case to stay in custody

Aug. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a hearing involving a data breach at Capital One (all times local): 1 p.m. A U.S. judge says a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk and a threat and must stay in custody. At a hearing Friday in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

Aug. 20, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. Paige Thompson, a talented computer programmer from Seattle who...

Hy-Vee warns of security problem with credit card readers

Aug. 15, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery store chain is warning customers about what it says is a security incident involving payment card systems. Hy-Vee said in a news release Wednesday that it launched an investigation after it detected unauthorized activity on some of its payment processing...

Feds: Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies

Aug. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One may have hacked more than 30 other organizations. Paige Thompson, of Seattle, was arrested last month after the FBI said she obtained personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit...

Bismarck school students, employees exposed to data breach

Aug. 13, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The FBI is investigating a data breach affecting about 18,500 current and former Bismarck Public Schools students and nearly 1,100 employees. Administrators say the exposed data involves a company that provides a universal screening tool to the district. Pearson Clinical Assessment...

University of Wyoming asks state for additional $31 million

Aug. 12, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has requested an additional $31.3 million in state funding. The Laramie Boomerang reported Sunday that the university's biennial funding request to the Legislature is for its 2021 and 2022 budgets. Officials say the majority of the funding would be used for...

NYC medical data breach linked to about 10,000 patients

Aug. 9, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The personal information of about 10,000 New York ambulance patients was involved in a data breach linked to the city's emergency medical services. The Fire Department of New York acknowledged Friday that the data was contained in an EMS employee's personal hard drive, reported missing in...

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar

Aug. 9, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a bar catering to LGTBQ customers, officials said Friday. Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday by an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force, U.S....