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Malware that struck Target has familiar roots, researchers say

iSight describes the Trojan as sophisticated derivation of older point-of-sale malware.

Google loses another appeal in Street View privacy case

Appeals court rejects company's petition for another hearing about its data-collection from neighborhood Wi-Fi networks while building Street View.

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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.

Privacy groups ask FTC to check tech firms' link to NSA

Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.

Shared bug bounty program praised by security researchers

Facebook and Microsoft are winning plaudits from security researchers for launching an initiative to offer bounties to bug hunters.

Court confiscates computer for owner's claim of hacking

In a rare move, a federal court in Idaho ordered a software developer's computer seized and its contents copied without prior notice because the developer described himself as a 'hacker' on his website.