Target faces big costs related to security breach
(AP)—History doesn't always repeat itself. The hit to TJX Cos. was minimal after it disclosed in 2007 a massive data breach of customer information at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores.
Bitcoin finding its way from cyberspace to shops
A streetwear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J., will sell you a camouflage hoodie for about 0.10862 bitcoin. It's received bitcoins for online orders, but so far no one has walked into the Jeffersons storefront and asked ...
Virtual currency Bitcoin ATM arrives in Boston (Update)
A Bitcoin ATM has landed at a Boston rail hub, allowing commuters to learn about the digital currency.
Square takes philanthropic swipe with red reader
Financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity.
Visa, MasterCard offer more phone payment options (Update)
Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.
Kickstarter says hackers got customer data (Update)
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
S. Korean credit card firms punished for data leak
South Korean regulators Sunday suspended some operations of three credit card firms as punishment for the unprecedented theft of financial data on more than 20 million people.
Regulator: Investigation into Sands hack ongoing (Update)
A Nevada gambling regulator said Thursday afternoon that it's unclear whether the hackers who knocked down all of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s websites for three days and counting had stolen patron data, including credit card ...
Cards with microchips could become more common
The "chip" is coming. Amid relentless revelations of cyberthieves stealing our credit card and other personal data, there's a renewed push to fortify the plastic cards sitting in millions of Americans' wallets.
Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe (Update)
Minneapolis-based Target isn't commenting on reports that a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration company is being investigated as the possible portal through which computer hackers stole credit card numbers from 40 million ...
How to build your own cryptocurrency
While cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are relatively new, there are still opportunities for new players to enter the scene and make good money. You may have seen the launch of Nyancoin, based upon the catchy cat meme, ea ...
In data-heavy economy, breaches unlikely to end
Target. Neiman Marcus. And now three other national retailers (yet to be named) have reportedly lost customers' personal data.
US 'committed' to hunting down Target hackers
Authorities are committed to hunting down the hackers blamed for a massive data breach at US retail giant Target, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach
Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers' payment card information.