Under Armour Sued in Latest Data Breach Case

In April 2018, Rebecca Murray filed a putative class action suit against Under Armour relating to the March 2018 data breach of Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal nutrition and fitness app. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Under Armour filed a notice of removal transferring the case to federal court in the Central District of California Murray v. Under Armour, 2:18-CV-04032. The case arises from a data breach which Under Armour announced in late March 2018. Under Armour said that the breach affected an estimated $150…
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Stealing Signs and More: Cardinals Owner Puts Blame for Data Breach on Support Staff

On Thursday, June 18, Bill DeWitt, owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, reportedly stated that the team support staff participated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ internal database.  Currently, investigators are looking at four or five people in the Cardinals’ office, and they have reason to believe that the unauthorized access occurred as early as 2012, a year earlier than was previously known. As of now, the breach does not appear to be very sophisticated, as investigators believe that Cardinals personnel simply examined a…
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The Competitive Edge: Feds Set Sights on Cardinals for Astros Data Breach

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the federal government is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals after the Houston Astros’ internal database – which stores information about player personnel and evaluations – was hacked. If St. Louis is found to be the perpetrator, it will be the first time in history that a professional sports team has been caught hacking into one of its rival’s networks. Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill Dewitt Jr. issued a statement on Wednesday stating: “These are serious allegations that don’t…
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The Price Of Poor Security: California Judge Refuses To Throw Out Sony Employee Negligence Claims

On December 24, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace, believed to be associated with North Korea. During the hack, personal information about Sony employees was compromised. Not long after, an action was brought by Sony employees against the company itself. The case is Michael Corona, et al. v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. The lawsuit claims that Sony’s negligence caused a massive data breach, and that the plaintiffs suffered harm in the form of expenses…
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