07/28/2009 - 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.
07/08/2009 - 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.
06/04/2009 - 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.
05/28/2009 - The number of Internet crime complaints rose 33 percent in 2008 compared to 2007, with financial losses rising about 11 percent, according to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.
04/29/2009 - The biggest data breach cost by far is loss of customer relationships, according to a Ponemon Institute study. Such losses account for 69 percent of breach costs, up from 65 percent in 2007 and 54 percent in 2006.
03/24/2009 - Everyone cares about computer security but for stalking victims, it carries special significance. The Safety Net Project provides tips and other resources to help victims use technology strategically to find safety and escape abuse.