Law firm Kirkland sued in class action over MOVEit data breach

U.S. law firm Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm by revenue, has been pulled into U.S. litigation over a wide-ranging data breach linked to a file transfer tool that compromised data at hundreds of organizations. A proposed class Read More …

Northern Ireland: Disabled former police officers to receive damages for alleged data breach

Disabled former policemen and women in Northern Ireland are to receive undisclosed damages for an alleged data breach, their lawyer revealed today. Financial settlements were reached in legal action against the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Proceedings related to an Read More …

Optus sued by regulator over 2022 cyber-attack

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun legal action against Optus, the country’s second largest telco, over a data breach it suffered in 2022. The watchdog has filed legal proceedings to the Federal Court, alleging that Optus “failed to Read More …

Ireland: More than 470 legal proceedings issued against health service after ransomware hit

More than 470 legal proceedings have been issued against the Health Service Executive (HSE) in relation to a cyber attack that shutdown the health service’s IT systems and compromised the data of thousands of patients and staff three years ago. Read More …

Tennessee: New state law to protect entities under cyber attack from class action suits amid Ascension Health hack

Another healthcare system is under a cyber attack, and while it’s unclear what, if any information has been accessed, a soon-to-be law will prevent those whose information may have been exposed from filing a class action lawsuit against entities that Read More …

Portland-based BerryDunn faces lawsuits over data breach affecting 1.1M people

A Maine accounting firm has been sued after a data breach exposed the personal information of more than a million people. BerryDunn, an accounting firm based out of Portland, is facing lawsuits from nine different people. The lawsuits claim that Read More …

Grindr facing UK lawsuit over alleged data protection breaches

Gay dating app Grindr is facing a mass data protection lawsuit in London from hundreds of users who allegedly had their private information, including HIV status, shared with third parties without consent, a law firm said on Monday. Austen Hayes, Read More …

Discord’s updated Terms of Service are exactly the wrong response to its recent data breaches

It seems that Discord has been in the news for one reason or another lately, ranging from layoffs to massive privacy breaches and information theft by third parties. And now there’s something new on the horizon — one that may Read More …

MGM files suit against FTC to block cyber attack investigation

MGM filed the suit yesterday (15 April) in Washington’s federal court against both the FTC and Lina M Khan as FTC chair. The suit refers to the large-scale cyber attack launched against MGM in September last year. MGM was forced Read More …