Monthly Archives: November 2017

Uber Hid 2016 Breach, Paying Hackers to Delete Stolen Data

November 21, 2017 – Uber disclosed Tuesday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts and that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom. The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and under the watch of the former chief… Read more »

44 State Attorneys General Want Repeal of Law that Curbed DEA Powers

November 14, 2017 – Forty-four state attorneys general asked Congress on Tuesday to repeal a law that effectively strips the Drug Enforcement Administration of potent weapons against large drug companies that have allowed hundreds of millions of pain pills to spill onto the black market. The state law enforcement officials, many from places hit hard… Read more »

35 States and DC Back Bid to Collect Online Sales Taxes

November 6, 2017 – Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota’s legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General Wants Opioid Lawsuit Settled Promptly

October 30, 2017 – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking five drugmakers sued for their alleged role in the state’s addictions epidemic to begin immediate settlement talks. The Republican DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. DeWine’s lawsuit… Read more »