DATA

UAS Data-Processing Company, SkySkopes Announces New Fargo Location

SkySkopes has additional offices including offices in Grand Forks, Minot, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.

FARGO, N.D.–SkySkopes, one of the world’s premier Drone Service Providers, announced it has opened an office in Fargo, ND. The Fargo office, located at the NDSU Technology Incubator, will process and analyze terabytes of data efficiently in order to deliver information to clients for data-based decisions. Drones often serve as a tool for gathering data more safely, affordably, and efficiently…

Forever 21 Says Customer Financial Information May Have Been Compromised

Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach

  NATIONAL — A popular teen store is warning about a potential data breach of its customers. Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach and their customers may have had their payment information stolen or compromised. A store spokesperson says a third party alerted the company to the potential breach and an…

BBB Advises How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Attacks

More than 60 percent of americans have already been hacked this year

FARGO, N.D. — Sensitive information belonging to millions of Americans was hacked in the Equifax breach earlier this year. But why are so many people vulnerable? Even people who work in cyber security are at risk of being hacked. “I teach this all day long and yet I was still hacked, so I might have made a purchase at a coffee…

Sen. Al Franken on Equifax Breach: “This is Sleezy”

Earlier this month, Franken introduced a bill that would help protect consumers whose personal data has been leaked by the hack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In other words, this was like, ‘here, look up to see if you, you’re information was stolen and protect yourself, oh and by the way, if we’re the, if you’re one of these 143 million people you can’t sue us,’” Sen. Al Franken said during a press conference. “This is sleezy.” The Minnesota senator is talking about…

CEO of Equifax Takes Early Retirement with More than $18 Million in Benefits

Smith called the breach "a disappointing event."

  NATIONAL — The CEO of Equifax announced he is retiring early, just weeks after the company put the financial futures of 143 million Americans at risk and just days before he is set to appear before Congress. Richard Smith, who has held the CEO position since 2005, is stepping down and joining other senior managers who have left the…

Equifax Comes Clean About Previous Hacking Attack in March

In March, the company hired cyber-security experts to deal with what they called a "security incident" on its corporate networks

  NATIONAL — We are now learning the Equifax breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans is the second time the company has been hacked this year. In March, the company hired cyber-security experts to deal with what they called a “security incident” on its corporate networks. They were using Apache Software and that company discovered a…

Two Top Executives Leaving Equifax in the Midst of Massive Data Breach

The company said its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately

  NATIONAL — The fallout over the Equifax data breach continues after two of the company’s top executives leave in the middle of the chaos. Company officials said the chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately. Equifax is facing several class-action lawsuits, inquiries and Congressional investigations. The breach included much of the personal information of 143 million…

Senator Heitkamp Suspicious of Equifax Data Breach After Rumors of Potential Insider Trading

There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into Equifax. There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Department and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “The first thing…

Check Your Financial Information: 143 Million Identities Exposed by Equifax Data Breach

Two million are at risk in Minnesota, One-third of the population of North Dakota at risk

  NATIONAL — One-third of the population of North Dakota may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach at Equifax. The credit reporting company reports more than 248,000 people in the state were potentially exposed. Two million are at risk in Minnesota. Atlanta-based Equifax said 143 million Americans had their information exposed. The information includes Social Security…

Bringing Everyone Up to Speed: Midco Breaks Ground on New Fargo Data Center

It's one of the first of its kind in the region

FARGO, ND — A $12 million Midco facility is coming to Fargo. It’s one of the first of its kind in the region. In a world where technology is constantly changing, there are still some people who don’t have access to high speed internet. Midco is working to change that. “With the way the world is working today, I don’t…