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Bill would restrict Calif. retailers from storing certain payment data

The bill would ban businesses from storing sensitive payment data, for any long than required, even if it is encrypted.

Investors aim to 'save' bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

After suffering a massive bitcoin theft, the exchange faces liquidation of its assets in Japan.

Pittsburgh hospital employees hit by tax fraud following breach

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokeswoman announced that at least 788 employees were victims of tax fraud as a result of a February attack.

Donation campaign launched, aimed at OpenSSL audit

Bugcrowd, an Australian security start-up, will organize the funding drive in hopes to further secure the open source software.

New VOICE website a resource tool for cyber crime victims

A new website created to aid consumers in quickly reporting cyber crime is now available.

Phishing scam targets Michigan public schools

Unknown attackers used the finance director's email account to request wire transfers from the school district's accounting department.

Darknet gets its first search engine

Grams Darknet Market Search is patterned after Google and can only be accessed through the Tor browser.

Virgin Media email blunder leads to breach affecting 130k

The message snafu affected only customers with a Virgin.net account.

German Aerospace Center discovers spy malware on network

The possibly foreign malware affected all computer systems and left little for investigators to work from because it was designed to self-destruct.

A Starbucks scam is brewing, phishing emails contain Zeus attachment

Emails purporting to come from Starbucks actually come attached with a modified version of the Zeus banking trojan, but numerous spelling and grammar mistakes should give the scam away.

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