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Twitter Reviews Alleged Breach Involving 5.4M Users  

A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that the social media giant is “reviewing the latest data to verify the authenticity” of someone’s claims to have breached a data set including sensitive information on 5.4 million Twitter users. So reports Fortune.


Uber, in Deal with Feds, Admits Covering Up 2016 Data Breach  

Uber has admitted covering up a 2016 data breach that exposed the information of more than 57 million customers and drivers. So reports the Mercury News.


T-Mobile to Pay $500M to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit  

T-Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers and another $150 million to boost its information security as part of a settlement of a class action lawsuit. So reports CNET.


Feds Investigate 'Significant' Data Breach of Court System  

Lawmakers have called for more information about a breach of the federal courts document management system, newly disclosed to the public for the first time at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. So reports Bloomberg.


Average Data Breach Cost Hits All-time High of $4.35M: IBM  

The average data breach worldwide cost organizations $4.35 million this year, the highest level ever. That’s according to IBM’s annual report on the cost of a data breach.


U.S. and Israel Agree to Joint Cybersecurity Initiative  

The United States and Israel have launched a collaborative cybersecurity program called BIRD Cyber. So reports GovInfoSecurity.


California Leaks Gun-permit Data for More Than 200,000 People  

California has acknowledged a leak of personal information for more than 200,000 people who applied for a concealed weapons permit in the state over the past 10 years. So reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Hacker Claims Theft of Chinese Police Data for a Billion People

An unknown hacker has purported to have snatched the personal details of one billion people in China from a Shanghai police database. So reports The Guardian.


Log4j Bug Will Persist for Years, U.S. Panel Says

The Log4j software flaw that was uncovered last year has become an “endemic” issue that will still “be exploited for years to come,” according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Safety Review Board. So reports the Associated Press.


CafePress Fined $500,000 Over Data Breach  

The​​ Federal Trade Commission has fined online gift shop CafePress $500,000 over a 2019 data breach. So reports SecurityWeek.


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