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Six more US retailers attacked like Target, security firm says

IntelCrawler also identified a 17-year-old Russian who it says wrote the BlackPOS malware, a version of which was used against Target

Gamers targeted by hackers, Kaspersky Labs warns

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.

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Neiman Marcus notifying customers of card data breach

The incident follows a massive data theft at Target affecting up to 110 million customers.

Top tech crimes of 2013

Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.

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Cryptolocker ransomware variant targets USB drives

A copycat of the widespread Cryptolocker malware is taking aim at P2P file-sharers.

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Snapchat, Skype hacks offer security lessons, experts say

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.

Cybercrooks turn to other exploits after Blackhole bust

Criminals are having trouble finding anything with the capabilities to take its place, security firm Websense has noticed.

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Hackers are reportedly trying to use stolen Target cards

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.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Target breach likely involved inside knowledge, experts say

How did what is likely to be one of the largest data breaches in history occur? Some speculate it was only possible with insider knowledge.