- Blackshades malware co-creator gets five years of probation
(Reuters) — An Arizona man who co-created software distributed by an organization called Blackshades that was used to hack into a million computers worldwide was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation.
- 13 indicted in multimillion dollar comp claim fraud scheme
The San Diego District Attorney’s office has indicted 13 people in what it calls “one of the largest workers’ compensation health care insurance bribery schemes ever uncovered in San Diego County.”
- Woman seeks reinstatement of dismissed Michaels Stores hacking case
A plaintiff in a purported class action suit stemming from a 2014 data breach at Michaels Stores Inc. is seeking reinstatement of her case, which was dismissed by a U.S. District Court last month.
- EEOC proposes tracking of payroll data to detect discrimination patterns
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday it proposes to start collecting pay data from employers with more than 100 workers in an effort to identify possible pay discrimination.
- Reinsurer president adds CEO duties
Arch Reinsurance Co. has named Morristown, New Jersey-based Jerome Halgan CEO in addition to his current role as president.
- Widow can collect survivor's benefits without filing separate claim
A worker’s widow wasn’t required to file a separate claim for survivor’s benefits since her husband filed a claim for disability benefits before he died from an occupational illness, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled.
- New Chubb appoints country presidents for Asia
Chubb Ltd. has appointed presidents for its general insurance business in Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.
- Congress to probe software 'back door' exposure, possible U.S. involvement
(Reuters) — A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc. software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday.
- Jury orders Wal-Mart to pay pharmacist $31.2 million in bias case
(Reuters) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions.