Jun 28, 2018

Adidas alerts millions of customers about possible data breach

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Adidas announced Thursday that an “unauthorized party” said it gained access to customers' data on its U.S. website, including customer email addresses, physical addresses, usernames, and encrypted passwords, reports Business Insider.

The trend: Several other fitness companies have also experienced their own data breaches. Under Armour announced in March that its fitness app experienced a breach in February, exposing 150 million users’ information. Strava, a fitness tracking app, has also come under fire, with critics arguing it put national security at risk by revealing the data of users’ workout routes, including those near military bases around the world.

The big picture: Connected devices, like fitness apps, represent a risk for the government and the people who use them, the Government Accountability Office assessed. Risks include limited encryption, a limited ability to patch or upgrade devices, and access to third-party information.

What they're saying: Adidas said in a statement it doesn’t have reason to believe that users’ fitness information was affected, per WSJ.

The details: The company was alerted of the breach on June 26, but it's unclear when the breach actually began.

  • Adidas is in the process of notifying affected customers, and said in a statement that it’s working with data security firms to audit what happened.

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Top Senate Democrat says State Dept. is working on new Saudi arms deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters on May 20. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) wrote in a CNN op-ed on Wednesday that he learned that the State Department is currently working to sell thousands of additional precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.

Why it matters: Democrats say that Steve Linick, the State Department inspector general who was ousted on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recommendation, was investigating the administration's previous effort to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval.

U.S. coronavirus death toll crosses 100,000

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More than 100,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins — a terrible milestone that puts the death toll far beyond some of the most tragic events in U.S. history.

By the numbers: The death toll from COVID-19 now stands at more than 34 times the number of people who died on 9/11.