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Canada’s Desjardins OK’d for $155M Data-breach Settlement  

The Superior Court of Quebec has approved a settlement of almost 200.9 million Canadian dollars ($155 million) between Canadian credit union Desjadins and multiple plaintiffs in a data breach lawsuit. So reports BankInfoSecurity.

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Technology Modernization Fund Tags $94.8M for Agencies

The board of the Technology Modernization Fund, a federal funding vehicle established under the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017, has designated $94.8 million for network security at three U.S. agencies. So reports FedScoop.

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Flagstar Bank Data Breach Affects 1.5 Million

Flagstar Bank has disclosed a data breach affecting the personal information of more than 1.5 million people. So reports TechCrunch.

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Biden Signs Two Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bills  

President Joe Biden has signed into law two bipartisan bills geared at improving government cybersecurity on the federal, state and local level. So reports The Hill.

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Ex-Amazon Worker Found Guilty in Huge Capital One Hack

Paige Thompson, a former Amazon software engineer, has been found guilty by a federal jury in Seattle of several charges stemming from a 2019 hack of Capital One. So reports the Associated Press.

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General Motors Suffers Credential Stuffing Attack  

General Motors has revealed that it was hit by a credential stuffing attack in April. So reports CPO Magazine.

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Apple Says It Stopped 1.6 Million Risky Apps in 2021  

Apple has announced that it blocked more than 1.6 million risky apps or app updates from the App Store last year. So reports ZDNet.

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FBI Chief Reveals Thwarted Cyberattack On Children’s Hospital  

FBI Director Christopher Wray has disclosed that the agency stopped an allegedly Iranian state-sponsored cyberattack that was planned on Boston Children’s Hospital. So reports the Associated Press.

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Meta Names First Chief Information Security Officer  

Facebook parent company Meta has named Guy Rosen as its first-ever chief information security officer. So reports AdWeek.

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Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Discloses Breach  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle has revealed a data breach. So reports KOMO News.

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