| May 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Target Corp. said that Chief Executive and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel is leaving in the wake of the devastating data breach late last year that hurt profits, shook customer confidence in the No. 3 U.S. retailer and prompted congressional hearings.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: My uncle told me about a fairly recent development in distance education -- MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, from name universities that are available free on the Web.
Now I read that the non-profit MOOC provider organization Coursera...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Computer programming has long been a hobby of Iraq War veteran Eric Kelly, but it wasn’t until this past weekend at a hacking competition that he realized how good he was.
“It was more of a confirmation: ‘You can do this, buddy,’...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:43 PM
South suburban Michaels customers may have had their credit card information compromised during a 2013 data breach, according to the company.
In a letter posted on the Michaels Stores website April 17, CEO Chuck Rubin said the company's systems "were...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Sounding alarm over an especially sinister new wave of cybercriminals, regulators are warning bankers that hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:52 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United Kingdom advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Residents in Florida's nine southeastern counties shouldn't necessarily be concerned that an expert in weapons of mass destruction is leading the FBI's Miami office.
George Piro, 46, said Tuesday he'll draw from varied career experiences as the new...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon.
If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The University of Maryland, College Park suffered a second cyberattack on the heels of the recent theft of personal data for hundreds of thousands of students, staff and alumni, university officials announced Thursday.
Ann G. Wylie, who chairs a newly...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 12:34 PM
MasterCard said Saturday said it was investigating reports that the California Department of Motor Vehicles may have suffered a breach of credit card data involving online transactions for agency services.
MasterCard is “aware of and...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:29 PM
The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday that it is investigating a potential security breach of its credit card processing services, but officials said the agency had no immediate evidence that its computer system had been hacked....