Feb 5, 2014 — Hackers who broke into Target's computer network and stole customers' financial and personal data used credentials that were stolen from a heating and air conditioning subcontractor in Pennsylvania, according to digital security journalist Brian Krebs.
Jan 14, 2014 — Even retailers that invest heavily in sophisticated security systems are seeing new vulnerabilities from rogue hackers who are buying software tools on the black market.
Jan 10, 2014 — The upscale retailer isn't yet saying how many customers might be at risk, but it is confirming that a breach of credit card data took place. The company says it learned of "potentially unauthorized payment card activity" before Christmas.
Jan 2, 2014 — After millions of Snapchat usernames and other data were posted online, a claim of responsibility includes a motive: The service didn't do enough to increase its security, those allegedly involved say. Snapchat allows users to send images that vanish 10 seconds after they're seen.
Dec 27, 2013 — Though 40 million credit and debt accounts may have been affected, Target says the hackers should not be able to decrypt sensitive information they obtained.
Oct 2, 2013 — Ross William Ulbricht, 29, known by his hacker handle "Dread Pirate Roberts," is charged with conspiracy to drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering.
Aug 28, 2013 — The Times appears to be the target of another hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad group. But the news organization has created an alternate site where its stories can be seen.
Aug 13, 2013 — Armed with technology know-how, teens and preteens are learning to hack everyday items and find bugs for major tech giants. Their work can pay off, with companies offering rewards for fixes.
Jul 30, 2013 — Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don't steal stuff or mess with people; instead, their purpose is to pressure companies into making their products more secure. Their recent research on hacking cars has shown just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.
Jul 11, 2013 — One of the world's largest and most open gatherings of hackers is asking federal workers to skip this year's event. "Our community operates in the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect," the founder of the Def Con conference says.