Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is claiming that the State Department withheld information that would have exposed Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address two years ago. The State Department claims that the document was not revealed because of an administration error during a November 2014 court filing. The agency said they will be filing a correction.
Email is the most popular channel for cyber criminals, according to a new report from Verizon. The report revealed that online crime groups prefer the channel to mobile or search. The research also showed that almost 90 percent of the online scams involved attempts to steal money.
Mozilla has flagged two potential organizations for its Thunderbird email client, the companies long-term open source project. The group is considering The Software Freedom Conservatory, a U.S.-based nonprofit that gives infrastructure to open source projects, as well as Document Foundation, a German nonprofit known for its LibreOffice productivity suite.
Google now supports Gmail on Android for Microsoft Exchange for all Android handsets. Gmail on Android allows users to set up email from their non-Google accounts through the app. Support for Exchange accounts has been limited on these devices until now.
The House is expected to pass an email privacy bill soon after years of stalling in Congress. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has scheduled a vote next week to push to pass email privacy legislation. The new bill would require law enforcement to get a warrant in order to access emails that are more than 180 days old.
J.Crew sent out an email push from the retailer's CEO Mickey Drexler. In the email, Drexler encouraged customers to email him personally to share their honest opinions on the company these days. The push comes after Drexler received positive feedback from one customer who said that the brand she loved has returned.
The Philippines' voter registration database was hacked and posted online. The database includes the data of more than 55 million people. The data includes names, addresses and passport numbers and fingerprint data of millions of Filipino voters. The site has not yet been verified.
Grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Market has revealed that its database was hacked and private customer data was exposed after an employee fell victim to a spam email. Hackers have gained access to the W2 statements for the company's more than 20,000 employees. The company is working with the FBI and the IRS to investigate the issue.
The voter registration data of 93.4 million Mexican citizens was exposed on an Amazon Web Services server in the United States. Chris Vickery of MacKeeper discovered the data which includes names, birth dates, home addresses, and ID numbers and contacted the American and Mexican authorities about the exposure. The data was removed after eight days in the public domain.
Australia is having an election in July and should the Labor party win the contests, the country will move forward with data breach notification laws. The Australia currently has no data breach-notification laws. Under current data retention law, law enforcement agencies can access two years worth of consumer emails, call records, location information, IP addresses and billing information without a warrant.