Intrepid Hackers Use Chinese Takeout Menu to Access a Major Oil Company

With big companies taking every precaution against malware they can possibly think of, it's getting increasingly difficult for hackers to wedge their way in. So instead of going after the highly secure company employee accounts themselves, hackers are going after what those employees hold most dear—Chinese takeout. » 4/08/14 10:52am 4/08/14 10:52am

Target Knew About Its Massive Hack—It Just Didn't Do Anything to Stop It

Throughout the total absurdity that's been the aftermath of Target's massive data breach, one question has continued to persist unanswered: Why the hell didn't one of the biggest retailers in the country have sufficient security software? Well, the thing is—it did. It just ignored it. » 3/13/14 9:54am 3/13/14 9:54am

Report: Target's Big Credit Card Hack Might Involve Even More Retailers

The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon Communications is investigating similar security breaches at two more as-yet-unnamed retailers that occurred around the same time as the massive Target credit card hack late last year. The two retailers affected by the newly-discovered attack have not yet announced the event … » 2/26/14 3:51pm 2/26/14 3:51pm

Neiman Marcus Missed 60,000 Alerts As Hackers Stole Credit Card Info

Remember how Neiman Marcus revealed that hackers accessed credit card info for brick-and-mortar store customers? Turns out, during the eight-month period when hackers were snooping around the company's system, they set off nearly 60,000 security alerts. That seems like a lot of pop-ups to casually dismiss. » 2/22/14 6:00pm 2/22/14 6:00pm

Last Month's Massive Target Hack Was the Heating Guy's Fault

Authorities may have finally pinpointed the source of the massive Target security breach that allowed hackers to swipe the credit and debit card information of up to 40 million customers. So who's the culprit? One extremely unfortunate HVAC maintenance man. » 2/05/14 5:34pm 2/05/14 5:34pm

Looks Like Russians Were Behind the Target Hack

A U.S. government report finally offers up some details about the series of hacks that led to theft of the debit card information for 40 million people and the personal information of 70 million. Based on chunks of computer code written in Russian, it appears our old Cold War foes may have been the culprits. » 1/16/14 4:45pm 1/16/14 4:45pm

Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

If you thought you dodged a bullet during Target and Neiman Marcus' holiday data breaches, you might want to sit down. According to a Reuters report published early this morning, at least three other well-known U.S. retailers were hacked, too. » 1/12/14 10:00am 1/12/14 10:00am

Target Hackers Also Swiped Personal Info of 70 Million Customers

So remember a few weeks ago when Target admitted that hackers had swiped the data of 40 million customers, but no one needed to worry because it was all encrypted? Well, Target's starting to realize that quite a bit more data was swiped than it previously thought—specifically, the names, mailing addresses, phone… » 1/10/14 9:46am 1/10/14 9:46am

Target Confirms That Encrypted PINs Were Swiped in Black Friday Hack

After admitting yesterday that some encrypted data had been pulled by the hack potentially affecting 40 million customers, Target has gone on to further confirm that the encrypted data stolen does in fact include PIN information. Whether or not the hackers will be able to extract the PINs from this data, though,… » 12/27/13 12:55pm 12/27/13 12:55pm

Target is denying an anonymous executive's claim that customers' banking PINs were stolen in the hacking spree that compromised 40 million credit and debit cards. Still, if you paid by card at a US Target store, you might want to keep a close eye on your banking info. [Reuters] » 12/26/13 9:13am 12/26/13 9:13am

When Stores Open for Black Friday

It's not just Wal-Mart that's opening up its stores for Black Friday sales right about the time most people cut their turkey during Thanksgiving Dinner, a lot of stores are bumping up their opening times a lot earlier this year too. Here's a list of when stores will open for 'Black Friday' also known as Thanksgiving… » 11/09/12 8:00pm 11/09/12 8:00pm

This Is the Most Expensive Penny in the Universe

This is the most expensive penny in the Universe. It's now on Mars, after an exciting $2.5 billion ride. Previously, the most expensive Lincoln penny in history was a 1943 copper-alloy cent that was sold for $1.7 million in a 1996 auction. That's peanuts compared to the cost of putting this coin up there, however. » 9/07/12 8:00am 9/07/12 8:00am