Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.
The incident follows a massive data theft at Target affecting up to 110 million customers.
Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.
A copycat of the widespread Cryptolocker malware is taking aim at P2P file-sharers.
A Snapchat breach revealed millions of user names and phone numbers and Skype's social media got hijacked, reminding of the need for good security practices.
Criminals are having trouble finding anything with the capabilities to take its place, security firm Websense has noticed.
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.
But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer
How did what is likely to be one of the largest data breaches in history occur? Some speculate it was only possible with insider knowledge.
The co-inventor of the RSA algorithm has designed a scarily ingenious way of deciphering the unique sounds a CPU makes as it crunches RSA-encrypted content to extract the keys.