A Dallas man who acted as a spokesman for the underground group Anonymous and had been charged with trafficking in data, including credit card numbers, agreed to plead guilty to being an accessory after the fact to computer hacking.
A security breach involving a unit of credit-reporting company Experian Plc that allowed criminals access to Social Security numbers and other personal data of more than 200 million people is being investigated by Massachusetts, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said.
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as “weev,” partied with journalists and sent dozens of tweets this weekend as he enjoyed his release from prison after an appeals court overturned his conviction for hacking AT&T Inc.
An Arkansas man found guilty of violating the main U.S. anti-hacking law by taking 114,000 e- mail addresses from AT&T Inc. had his conviction thrown out by an appeals court that ruled he was tried in the wrong state.
Bank of America Corp., the second- biggest U.S. credit-card lender, reached a $783 million accord with regulators who said the firm deceptively sold debt cancellation and identity theft-protection products to millions of consumers.
An Experian Plc unit is the target of investigations by Illinois and Connecticut attorneys general for its role in the theft of social security numbers and other individual identifying data by a Vietnamese man who pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in March.
Target Corp., testifying before Congress about a data breach that affected millions of customers, told lawmakers it had clues about the attack weeks before responding and is exploring why it took so long to react.
Target Corp., scheduled to testify today about a data breach affecting millions of customers, plans to tell lawmakers it had clues about the attack weeks before responding and is exploring why it took so long to react.