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Law firms face serious risks, consequences from data breaches

Robert Lawson Oct. 22, 2016, 10:01pm

SONORA — Wheeler & Egger CPAs LLP discovered a data breach at their firm in August involving several of the firm's clients who filed a 2015 tax return extension. 

Informer alleges government failed to pay him for tipping off the FBI

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 19, 2016, 10:45am

SAN DIEGO — An informer has filed suit against a presidential nominee, a national political party and various other officials for allegedly failing to pay him for a tip to the TV show The FBI's Most Wanted List and for others' comments supposedly made about the situation.

FBI shines spotlight on film piracy

Vanessa Van Voorhis May 17, 2016, 7:34pm

LOS ANGELES – Following the pre-release piracy of the film "The Revenant," which equated to an estimated economic loss of more than $1 million for Fox, the FBI is out with renewed warnings to those who upload, download or stream unlicensed content.

Joint FBI-DA task force may expand San Francisco corruption probe

Michael Carroll Apr. 11, 2016, 3:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The recent formation of a joint task force by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the FBI to thwart political corruption suggests another act may be unfolding in the continuing story of a federal investigation that began several years ago and has so far snared more than 20 people.

Apple-FBI truce doesn't resolve key issues on encrypted data access

Michael Carroll Mar. 30, 2016, 11:41am

MALIBU – The U.S. Justice Department may have backed out of its legal showdown with Apple this week, but the question of how far law enforcement can go to get private companies to compromise their encryption technology remains an open question.

Journalist sues DOJ, FBI over alleged violation of FOIA

The Northern California Record Mar. 10, 2016, 3:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco journalist is suing two federal government entities over allegations of violating the Freedom of Information Act.