We previously wrote about the Yahoo data breaches, subsequent class action pending in California, and the company’s estimate of potential settlement costs. Based on the Plaintiffs’ recent Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, filed on October 22, 2018, the parties have tentatively agreed to settle the case for $50,000,000 in settlement funds, $35,000,000 in attorneys’ fees, and $2,500,000 in expenses. Additionally, class members will be able to avail themselves of various credit monitoring services, and the class representatives who filed the action will be entitled to between $7,500 and $2,500 each, exclusive of the settlement funds, depending on the nature of their involvement. The settlement would apply to both the pending federal class action—before District Judge Lucy H. Koh—and similar state court litigation. 
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Just before the false alarm last weekend in Hawaii when residents were erroneously warned of an impending missile attack, think tank Chatham House issued a report stating that it had identified vulnerabilities in nuclear weapons systems located throughout the world that made them susceptible to malware and ransomware attacks that could lead to inadvertent missile

A class action was filed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this week against a national telehealth provider, MDLive Inc. (MDLive) for its mobile app’s alleged secret capture of screenshots containing sensitive patient information without restricting access to medical providers who have a legitimate need to view the information. The lawsuit was filed by Utah resident, Joan Richards, who is seeking class certification of a class that she estimates will include thousands of other MDLive users and more than $5 million damages.
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