Blizzard’s Battle.Net Service Breached
By: Brett Molina

Among data compromised during the breach: global e-mail addresses for users outside China, answers to personal security questions, information related to mobile and dial-in authenticators and scrambled passwords. Blizzard says while software used to …

Google Faces Norway Fine on Street View Data Collection
By: Stephanie Bodoni

Google Inc. (GOOG) faces a fine from Norway’s data-protection regulator of 250000 kroner ($42260) after unlawfully collecting and failing to delete personal data gathered through its Street View mapping service. In a notice sent to Google this week …

US Will Not Challenge Computer Fraud Case to High Court
By: Grant McCool

The government has decided not to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a divided appeals court ruling in a criminal case that drew attention to a 28-year-old computer hacking law that critics argue is being used too broadly.

Stanford Hospital Notifies 2500 Patients of Potential Data Breach
Becker’s Hospital Review 
By: Kathleen Roney

Hospital & Clinics and the School of Medicine are notifying 2500 patients of a potential data breach following the theft of a password-protected computer. The computer was stolen from a physician’s locked office and contained software that would detect …

Major Companies Still Vulnerable to Online Data Theft, Report Warns 
By: Hiawatha Bray

Despite well-publicized data thefts in recent years, major US companies are as vulnerable as ever to hacker attacks, and many executives say their businesses lack the resources to protect themselves, according to a report from the Waltham-based …

Hundreds of Mass. Workers Exposed in Petco Data Breach
Boston Globe 
By: Hiawatha Bray

Personal data from hundreds of Massachusetts employees of the pet care retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc. were compromised due to a computer theft that occurred in May, according to the company. According to a report filed in late July with the …