Jul 28, 2009 -TJX Companies Inc.—parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods—will pay out $9.7 million to 41 states after hackers stole customers' payment card information in one of the biggest data breaches ever reported.
Jul 08, 2009 -An agreement by banks and credit card companies to share cybercrime intelligence has resulted in the discovery and arrest of two London-based cybercrime gangs, reports the online technology publication The Register.
Jun 04, 2009 -Cybercriminals may be targeting YouTube account holders through spoofed e-mails aimed at tricking them to respond with their personal information, according to a TechCrunch.com post carried by The Washington Post.
May 29, 2009 -Increasing media coverage of large-scale IT security threats such as the recent Conficker worm could be undermining IT security, according to an FBI official, speaking at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco.
May 20, 2009 -Government officials and information security experts discussed the federal government's ability to protect its sensitive information from data breaches and cyberattacks at a congressional hearing yesterday.
May 13, 2009 -Microsoft released patches yesterday for its popular PowerPoint program for PCs due to a vulnerability that would allow a hacker to gain complete control of a system, although Apple users will have to wait a little longer for their patch.