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Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman Marcus reported that a more-than-expected 1.1 million shoppers may have been affected by a hack job that employed similar malware to the kind that compromised Target.

Google to Pay Out $2.7 Million to Hackers Who Break Into Chrome OS

The tech giant aims to beef up security by getting hackers to pinpoint weaknesses.

37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.

Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.

Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security

Criminals are getting more clever in the theft of consumer information. Companies should take immediate steps to better protect sensitive data.

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.

Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.

No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.

Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked

In just the first day of 2014, Snapchat and Skype were rudely awakened to the need to improve security measures.

NSA Reportedly Put Spyware on Consumer Tech Products

New revelations about the NSA shed light on the extent of its cyber-exploits and the special hacking unit that can gain access to your whole digital life.

Tech Myths People Keep Falling For

Take this quiz: Can you spot the a tech myth from the tech fact?

Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.

Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

So much for the future of product delivery. A serial hacker has created a device that can hack into and seize control of other drones.

Your Password Is 123456? Wow. Seriously?

Massive security leak shows just how lax many people's standards are when it comes to online security.

Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

A self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur who helped unlock protected DVDs in the '90s shares his thoughts on programming, startup VISAs and whom he admires in tech.

Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.

President Obama's Twitter Links Hacked

President Obama's Twitter links were compromised on Monday in an apparent attack by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

LinkedIn rolled out an email app this week that is now being questioned by security researchers.

Think China is the No. 1 Country for Hacking? Think Again.

A country with a fifth of China's population is actually responsible for the most attack traffic.

Apple Sells Record-Breaking 9 Million New iPhones in First Weekend

Apple sold more than nine million new iPhone 5S and 5C models this weekend amid 'incredible' demand, though hackers are already testing the iPhone 5S's fingerprint reading technology.

How to Avoid Getting Hacked (Infographic)

Protect yourself and your business against security threats with these tips.

Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

A hacker who found a flaw in Facebook reported it to the company but was ignored. When he finally got the company's attention by posting directly on Mark Zuckerberg's wall, he was punished for it.

Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Read about the growing interest in the Israel-based Waze, the problems with Twitter's two-step authentication process, Flickr's website malfunction and more social-media news.

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