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.
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.
Those interested in learning more about historical court opinions have a few new options in Google Scholar, although serious research will likely happen elsewhere.
Teen sentenced for hacking
Open source isn't just about software. Legal research is getting a little open-source competition, too.
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.
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.
Lobbyists: 1. Consumers: 0. In a not-so-surprising move, AT&T, Microsoft and others manage to disembowel a pro-consumer data-breach bill in Indiana.
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