PieEye (667629) writes "From Brian Krebs' site: 'Nationwide retail giant Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer credit and debit card records, multiple reliable sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The sources said the breach appears to have begun on or around Black Friday 2013 — by far the busiest shopping day the year.' It's likely there's going to be a lot more information everywhere soon." Link to Original Source top
PieEye (667629) writes "The news is going around that TD Ameritrade's customer database was hacked. The company is saying in its press release that: The discovery was made as the result of an internal investigation of stock-related SPAM and that it was mostly information that is usually publically available: Client assets held in accounts with the Company remain secure as UserIDs, personal identification numbers and passwords were not stored in this particular database. [...] Information such as email addresses, names, addresses and phone numbers was retrieved from this database and affects TD AMERITRADE retail and institutional clients [...] While more sensitive information like account numbers, date of birth and Social Security Numbers is stored in this database, there is no evidence that it was taken. Still, not fun if you're one of the estimated 6.3 million customers." top
PieEye (667629) writes "Despite SCO's beliefs, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols writes today that 'Yes, there is a PJ.' From the article: 'Let me address this directly. Yes, Pamela Jones is a real person. I've met her several times, and I've often "talked" with her on email and IM. I consider her a friend.' So, given this public admission of existence, although not by PJ herself, what will SCO try next?" top
PieEye (667629) writes "Wired is pointing out on their Gear Factor blog that there's a skyscraper in the works which will be solar-powered, and what's more will rotate with the sun. Quote: 'The completed tower will offer 200 expensive apartments for people who want to spend lots of money to screw up their circadian rhythym. Singh said they want to build many more such towers, with one for every time zone.'"