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Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report

An illegal, hacker-helmed identity-theft service called SSNDOB -- as in Social Security Number and date of birth -- compromises servers at several major US data brokers, according to a report.

By September 25, 2013


Salesforce buying contact crowd-sourcer Jigsaw

The CRM giant will pay $142 million for Jigsaw, a company with a database of 21 million professionals that has been created by fellow businesspeople.

By April 21, 2010


Legal opinions now available in Google Scholar

Those interested in learning more about historical court opinions have a few new options in Google Scholar, although serious research will likely happen elsewhere.

By November 17, 2009


FAQ: Demystifying ID fraud

The trail of online fraud leads through malicious Web sites, hacked databases, underground criminal forums, and across country borders. We'll guide you through it.

By May 5, 2009


Webware Radar: March Madness reaches the sky

Also: Trulia enjoys a record quarter, Glu Mobile releases 30 apps for BlackBerry App World, and LexisNexis inks a deal with the Internal Revenue Service.

By April 2, 2009


Daily Tidbits: Hacker gets 30 years in Turkish jail

Maksym Yastremski, the alleged mastermind behind the T.J. Maxx credit card hack, gets 30 years in jail in connection with charges of his involvement in attacks on Turkish banks.

By January 9, 2009


DHS needs fresh ideas on cybersecurity, experts say

A successful public-private partnership to combat cyberthreats will require more trust and forward-looking ideas, policy experts say referring to Homeland Security.

By December 3, 2008


Tech activist takes on governments over 'copyrighted' laws

In the 1990s, Carl Malamud prompted the SEC and Patent Office to put their databases online. Now he's focusing more broadly on liberating government data, which is often sold for a princely sum.

By September 25, 2008


At FCC broadband hearing, speeches but no consensus

Regulators hold public hearing with few ground rules, resulting in haphazardly meandering comments on spam, porn, privacy, Net neutrality, and copyright infringement.

By July 22, 2008


Fastcase opens up legal research

Open source isn't just about software. Legal research is getting a little open-source competition, too.

By June 12, 2008