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The Telecom Digest for Sep 5, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 150 : "text" Format

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FCC gives VZ wristslap for privacy violations(Danny Burstein)
Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site(Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:24:57 -0400 From: Danny Burstein <dannyb@panix.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: FCC gives VZ wristslap for privacy violations Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.1409040723360.14546@panix5.panix.com> [FCC docs] Verizon To Pay $7.4M To Settle Privacy Investigation Company Failed to Notify Approximately Two Million Customers of their Privacy Rights Prior to Conducting Thousands of Marketing Campaigns; Agrees to Three-Year Compliance Plan The FCC's Enforcment Bureau has reached a 7.4 million dollar settlement to resolve an investigation into the company's use of personal information for marketing purposes. The Enforcement Bureau's investigation uncovered that Verizon failed to notify approximately two million new customers, on their first invoices or in welcome letters, of their privacy rights, including how to opt out from having their personal information used in marketing campaigns, before the company accessed their personal information to market services to them. In addition to the $7.4 million payment, Verizon has agreed to notify customers of their opt-out rights on every bill for the next three years.
rest: http://www.fcc.gov/document/verizon-pay-74m-settle-privacy-investigation-0 _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [gb sbvy fcnzzref, zl nqqerff unf orra qbhoyr ebg-13 rapbqrq] ***** Moderator's Note ***** Last line of .sig modified for security. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 21:23:30 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site Message-ID: <p06240827d02ec0e61d9f@[]> Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site The Hacker Uploaded Malicious Software, But Consumers' Personal Data Didn't Appear to Be Taken By DANNY YADRON CONNECT Sept. 4, 2014 A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials. Investigators found no evidence that consumers' personal data were taken or viewed during the breach, federal officials said. The hacker appears only to have gained access to a server used to test code for HealthCare.gov, the officials said. The server was connected to more sensitive parts of the website that had better security protections, the officials said. That means it would have been possible, if difficult, for the intruder to move through the network and try to view more protected information, an official at the Department of Health and Human Services said. There is no indication that happened, and investigators suspect the hacker didn't intend to target a HealthCare.gov server. ... http://online.wsj.com/articles/hacker-breached-healthcare-gov-insurance-site-1409861043

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