Dixons Carphone says 10 million accounts may have been hacked

(Reuters) — Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million.

It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has about 22 million customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It apologized to customers on Tuesday and said that an investigation into the hacks was nearly complete.

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OSHA cites grain bin operator after fatalities

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Wichita, Kansas-based Gavilon Grain L.L.C. after two workers were fatally buried in a soybean storage bin.

According to media reports of the Jan. 2 incident, two men were buried under at least 20 feet of grain in a concrete grain elevator for nearly two hours.


Hiscox launches new policy for mental health professionals

Hiscox has announced new coverages in its specialized insurance policy for mental health businesses in the US.

The policy, Hiscox PRO® Outpatient Mental Healthcare Professional Liability, offers a wide range of specialized benefits for mental health professionals. It can be combined with other insurance products, such as general liability, technology E&O, as well as crime and privacy.




In today’s business climate, businesses face enormous amounts of risk. The first risk a business owner faces is whether or not to go in to business at all. Next, he or she might face the daunting task of deciding which type of classification is best for their business.http://www.builderonline.com/building/operations/five-types-of-insurance-every-builder-should-have_o


Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts

(Reuters) — A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co. officers and directors, including CEO Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creation of millions of unauthorized accounts.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171005/NEWS06/912316331/Wells-Fargo-executives-board-directors-must-face-lawsuit-over-fake-accounts?utm_campaign=BI20171005DailyBriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign


Small Business Class Action Filed Against Equifax

The complaint, filed by attorneys with The Doss Firm, argues that an estimated 28 million small business operators in the US face special risk of suffering multiple damages arising from the spectacularly wide-ranging data breach first uncovered in early Sept.https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/small-business-class-action/




The pain has only just begun for Equifax. Last Thursday, the giant credit bureau disclosed that hackers stole personal information for 143 million of its customers, presumably mostly Americans, but also Canadians and Europeans.http://cyberscout.com/education/blog/cyber-security-experts-outline-equifax-ripple-effect



How Bad Is the Equifax Hack?

It will take us a long time to figure that out.http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/09/it_s_too_early_to_call_the_equifax_hack_the_worst_leak_ever.html


How Much Trouble is Aetna in After Its HIV Status Breach?

On Thursday a group of lawyers announced that the health insurance giant accidentally revealed the HIV status of patients in a letter about changes to drug benefits. https://www.thestreet.com/story/14285172/1/how-much-trouble-is-aetna-in-after-its-hiv-status-breach.html


EpiPen maker failed to investigate product flaws associated with patient deaths, FDA says

The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device malfunctioned during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter sent to a Pfizer company.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/07/epipen-maker-failed-to-investigate-product-failures-associated-with-patient-deaths-fda-says/?utm_term=.d818c6678020