The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks' mobile-payment app is a "wakeup call" for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.
IntelCrawler also identified a 17-year-old Russian who it says wrote the BlackPOS malware, a version of which was used against Target
Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.
The incident follows a massive data theft at Target affecting up to 110 million customers.
Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.
A copycat of the widespread Cryptolocker malware is taking aim at P2P file-sharers.
A Snapchat breach revealed millions of user names and phone numbers and Skype's social media got hijacked, reminding of the need for good security practices.
Criminals are having trouble finding anything with the capabilities to take its place, security firm Websense has noticed.
For the first time, hackers market stolen data with info on the location of store where card was used; experts say new strategy will slow detection.
But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer