Kroger is latest victim of third-party software data breach

Kroger Co. says it was among the multiple victims of a data breach involving a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service

BOSTON — Kroger Co. says it was among the multiple victims of a data breach involving a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service and is notifying potentially impacted customers, offering them free credit monitoring.

The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain said in a statement Friday that it believes less than 1% of its customers were affected — specifically some using its Health and Money Services — as well as some current and former employees because a number of personnel records were apparently viewed.

Kroger said the breach did not affect Kroger stores’ IT systems or grocery store systems or data and there was no indication that fraud involving accessed

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Hack of Software Provider Accellion Sets Off Global Ripple Effects

The hack of software provider Accellion USA LLC has renewed security experts’ fears of attacks on suppliers and highlighted the difficulty of defending against them in real time.

A growing list of affected customers have shared timelines of the attack and claims of inadequate software patches that at times contradict the vendor’s account of events. The disclosure this week that victims include Jones Day—a law firm that handles sensitive information for clients—underscores how individuals who don’t interact with Accellion directly nonetheless might be exposed, security experts say.

These moving parts can complicate the response for all victims and start a blame game that could end up in court to determine liability, said Anthony J. Ferrante, global head of cybersecurity at
FTI Consulting
.

“The finger-pointing is just beginning,” said Mr. Ferrante,

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The 8 Best Online Will Makers for 2021

Woman using an online will-making software

Woman using an online will-making software

A will is an important part of a basic estate plan and making one may be easier than you might think. Online will-maker software programs allow you to create a will on your own, often for less than what you might pay to an estate planning attorney. But which is the best online will maker and how do you determine which program to use? If you’re ready to make a will, here are some suggestions for the best will-making software options available now. Working with a financial advisor as you put together or modify an estate plan can save you time and help you avoid mistakes.

1. Best Online Will Maker for Free Wills: DoYourOwnWill.com

Cost: Free

If you’re interested in making a simple will but don’t want to spend a lot of money, DoYourOwnWill.com could be right for you. This free will maker

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