Dwolla released the new Real-Time Payments product on Tuesday, allowing Dwolla clients to send money directly to a bank account using the RTP Network established by the Automated Clearing House, an association owned by 24 of the world’s largest banks. The platform was launched in partnership with Cross River Bank, one of the first community banks […]

At least $107 billion worth of homes across the U.S. have two things in common: The properties are at high risk of flooding in the next 30 years, and they sit in neighborhoods permanently affected by the racist 1930s-era practice known as redlining, a new analysis by Redfin and the First Street Foundation reported this month. Although […]

An ongoing cyberattack against U.S. businesses running versions of the Microsoft Exchange Server has already affected at least five Iowa organizations in the last 12 hours, and more will likely be detected, Coralville cybersecurity firm ProCircular told the Business Record today. Organizations using on-premises Exchange Server versions 2019, 2016 and 2013 are vulnerable. The attack […]

Trokt, a Des Moines startup developing negotiations-management software and “Thumbprinter” technology, joined the LexLab Accelerator in San Francisco, based out of the University of California Hastings College of Law. Trokt is one of six participants in the legaltech accelerator’s first virtual cohort, and aims to develop its marketing for its new Thumbprinter documentation product before […]

Missouri-based network infrastructure and data center provider Bluebird Network acquired its second data center from Geneseo Communications in Bettendorf, Data Center Dynamics reported on Tuesday. The 57,000-square-foot, 6-megawatt ColoHub facility is a former grocery store and was used for Bitcoin mining. The new data center will provide low-latency redundant services to customers in the Quad City area, […]

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 43 other attorney generals in a $39.5 million settlement with health benefits company Anthem over the 2014 data breach that involved personal information of 78.8 million citizens, the attorney general’s office announced this week. Iowa will receive $199,694 from the settlement. Anthem first disclosed the data breach in February […]

More than 27,000 people have been contacted after UnityPoint Health was affected by a ransomware attack against third-party vendor Blackbaud, a cloud-based provider of fundraising and finance services for education and nonprofit entities, reports KCCI. The attack, which took place between Feb. 7-May 20, impacted patients and donors within the St. Luke’s Foundation in Sioux […]

ProCircular was named the Corridor’s Fastest Growing Company of 2020 by the Corridor Business Journal, ProCircular announced this week. The Coralville-based cybersecurity firm opened a second office in downtown Des Moines this year serving national customers. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, ProCircular began offering free vulnerability checks to critical infrastructure around the Midwest, […]

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has confirmed it was a customer of a financial services contractor targeted in a massive international ransomware attack earlier this year, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported. The council is one of three confirmed Iowa customers of Blackbaud, a cloud-based provider of fundraising and finance services for education and nonprofit entities; […]