Backoff's victim count could be well over 1,000

Kaspersky Labs has revealed that the number of corporate victims of the Backoff POS malware could be substantially more than the 1,000 estimated by federal officials.

IDC slashes forecasts for tablets, increases it for PC shipments

Shipments of tablets will not be as high, and PC shipments will not be as bad as previously projected, says research firm IDC.

Microsoft's explanation of cloud outage praised by customers

Microsoft has gained some praises for its candid post-mortem evaluation of a recent outage of its Visual Studio Online service.

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The hackers who stole gigabytes of sensitive data from JPMorgan Chase exploited flaws in the bank's website and plundered its network for three months before they were detected, according to sources consulted by Bloomberg.