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Legitimate sites serving up stealthy attacks
The Random JS infection kit serves up malicious code that hides itself by attempting to compromise each visitor only once and using a different file name each time.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-01-14

Xbox Live account theft puts users at risk
Hackers take over the Xbox Live account of a celebrity gamer and make off with a prized piece of virtual armor. Does the Microsoft online service put the security of its users at risk?
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2008-01-10

Malware hitches a ride on digital devices
Some consumers reported that their holiday gifts came with an unwelcome passenger, a Trojan horse. Infections at the factory and in retail stores will likely become more common.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-01-09

Senate delays vote on spy bill
A bill that would modernize the United States' legal framework for eavesdropping and grant telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for wiretapping customers will have to wait until January.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-12-18

Researchers reverse Netflix anonymization
Two computer scientists show that a large set of transactional data poses privacy risks by finding a way to link movie ratings from the Netflix Prize dataset to publicly available information.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-12-04

Group drafts rules to nix credit-card storage
The organization responsible for technical and best-practice standards in the payment industry plans to require the makers of merchant software to certify that their programs do not store sensitive data.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-11-19

Bot master owns up to 250,000 zombie PCs
A computer security consultant pleads guilt to using massive botnets to illegally install software on at least 250,000 machines and to steal online banking identities.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2007-11-11

Task force aims to improve U.S. cybersecurity
A blue-ribbon panel of three dozen security experts hopes to craft a strategy to improve cybersecurity by the time the next president takes office.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-11-01

Court filings double estimate of TJX breach
Online attackers stole information on more than 94 million credit- and debit-card accounts, more than double the original estimates, according to court documents.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-10-26

Identity thieves likely to be first-timers, strangers
Six years of U.S. Secret Service cases reveal that the majority of identity thieves do not know their victims and do not have a prior criminal record.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-10-22

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