Retailers look to exorcise credit-card data
The National Retail Federation sends a letter asking that its members be allowed to decide what credit-card data to keep.
eBay users' details posted to anti-fraud forum
An apparent data thief posted the personal and financial details of some 1,200 users of the online auction site to an eBay forum dedicated to fighting fraud.
DHS, Unisys scrutinized after data breach
A Congressional committee claims that Unisys allowed malicious code to infect federal systems.
Customers: TD Ameritrade failed to warn of breach
Numerous account holders complained over the past year that the consumer brokerage had sold or leaked e-mail addresses to pump-and-dump spammers.
Max Vision charged with hacking -- again
Federal prosecutors charge former security consultant Max Butler, better known amongst security researchers as "Max Vision," alleging that he supplied and managed a ring of identity thieves.
Embassy leaks highlight pitfalls of Tor
The security researcher that posted the e-mail addresses and passwords for 100 accounts at embassies and political groups reveals that he exploited the victims' incorrect usage of the Tor Project's anonymous Web surfing software.
China on hot seat over alleged hacks
Twice in two weeks, the nation has been taken to task for breaching other nations' systems, but officials continue to deny the accusations.
Fraudsters focus on job sites
A Trojan horse mines Monster.com for personal details that could make fraudulent e-mail schemes more convincing, while evidence mounts that other job sites are also being attacked.
Universities warned of Storm Worm attacks
Scanning a computer infected with the bot software could bring swift retribution, warns the response center for academic networks.
Retro attack gets new life, worries browser makers
Researchers find that browsers and plug-ins could be exploited to turn a victim's computer into a door to the internal network. One study finds an attack could claim 100,000 IP addresses in three days.