Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.
The names are different, but revisiting a column from 1995 shows how little some things have changed for the companies that dominate the tech industry.
On the heels of the announcement that 22 million Social Security numbers were compromised, Katherine Archuleta steps down as director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Up until now, the number of people affected by recent hacks of US government databases was a mystery. Also compromised were more than 1 million fingerprints.
The space agency wants to pump up public anticipation for its new Space Launch System, so it finds a sweet bass line to help.
The hackers used data stolen from the IRS to file fraudulent tax returns and received $50 million before they were caught, according to the report.
A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant.
The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.
There's nothing quite like the smell of space in the morning... until you realize there's no real bacon to go with the scent of it.
Software maker Intuit had shut down the filing of state income tax returns via TurboTax due to worries over "suspicious" filings. But the company says there was no breach and filings have resumed.