Tokyo police make arrest in massive data leak case
Tokyo police said Thursday they had arrested an engineer for allegedly stealing massive amounts of personal data from an educational services firm, a leak that may ultimately affect more than 20 million people.
FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman
J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Now recognized as a foremost expert on cybercrime, Mularski's profile has risen since the U.S. Justice Department ...
Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo
A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.
Russian accused of hacking US retailers held for trial (Update)
A Russian national accused of hacking into US retail computer systems was arrested and ordered to face criminal charges, officials said Monday.
Cybercrime ring uncovered in Brazil (Update)
A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said.
Study finds minimum payment warnings nudge credit card payments up and down
If you were warned how much extra credit card interest you'd pay by only making the minimum payment every month, you might want to increase your payments to retire the balance earlier, right? Not necessarily, according to ...
Shortage of cybersecurity professionals poses risk to national security
The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
Domino's introduces a 'Siri' to take mobile orders
The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away ...
Space simulation technologies inspire anti-fraud systems on Earth
Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth.
Online marketing schemes can still lure in customers
Despite warnings and legislation, online consumers may still be susceptible to post-transaction marketing schemes, according to Penn State researchers.
ISS seeks ouster of most of Target's board
A prominent proxy advisory firm has recommended that Target shareholders vote out seven of its 10 board members after a massive pre-Christmas data breach.
Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison (Update)
A computer hacker who helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous got a hero's welcome Tuesday ...
Prosecutors: Hacker helped thwart 300 cyberattacks
A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to ...
Massive breach at eBay, which urges password change (Update 2)
US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database containing customer passwords and other personal data in what could be one of the biggest breaches of its kind.