... Worcester-based Amazon HQ could boost east-west rail plans, Setti Warren says ...... Baker aide texted Newton mayor Thursday night to ask for Amazon ideas to put into state's bid, Warren says ...... "God bless 'em. Go for it," Baker tells locals interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters ...... As summer ends, Rosenberg says major bills will be unveiled in coming weeks ...... Senate planning to release transportation plan this fall, but debate on bill not expected, Rosenberg says ...... Source: AG Healey to endorse Mayor Walsh Friday ...... Baker: Graham-Cassidy will force coverage retreat or major search for new revenue ...... Baker headed back to Washington as debate rages over health care, opioids ...... Worcester Sheriff Evangelidis appointed chairman of Massport Board ...... Pair of South Shore attorneys nominated by governor for Superior Court judgeships ...... Only 5 percent of 600,000 mattresses discarded annually are recycled, activists say ...... In Boston visit, AG sessions pledges crackdown on transnational gangs, fight against opioids ...... Common Cause: Facebook's Russian ads disclosure should spur Congress to enhance transparency on online political ads ...... ...
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By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 13, 2017.....The credit reporting firm Equifax gets hacked with criminals gaining access to the personal information of 143 million people for more than two months, drawing the ire of Americans and a lawsuit from Attorney General Maura Healey.

Symantec, the global cybersecurity firm, says the energy sector in the U.S. and Europe is being targeted by a new wave of attempted cyberattacks. Local grid operators decline to comment. Days later, Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces legislation requiring the Department of Defense to issue a report on significant security risks to the national electric grid and the effects of those risks on military readiness.

In Massachusetts, the first new Cabinet secretariat in years is being assembled, anchored around technology and, you guessed it, cybersecurity.

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