Data theft is off to a troubling start this year, with two massive breaches occurring in March and April. Hackers' success in grabbing millions of records at Epsilon and Sony are just the latest example of increasingly sophisticated attempts to steal sensitive personal information. Here's a list of the five most expensive data theft cases in the United States:
BP boycott by consumers is hurting local gas retailers. Retailers want BP to lower the price they pay for the company's gasoline.
BP says it's capturing the 'majority' of oil from the Macondo wellhead after placing a 'top cap' siphon on it last week. Yet judging by the size of the plume on the BP live feed, some fear the BP oil spill is even worse after the operation than before.
A security personnel walks past a wall painted with the cartoon character Homer Simpson and a bubble reading "where is the factory" in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia in February 2008. According to the readers of Entertainment Weekly, Homer Simpson is the single greatest character created for film or television during the past 20 years
Albert Gonzalez cost companies and insurers almost $200 million, federal prosecutors say, earning him the longest sentence ever leveled for cyber crime.
Roto Rooter and three other companies have agreed to participate in the CBS show 'Undercover Boss.'
Albert Gonzalez of Miami was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in federal courts in New York and Boston.
Long a ruling-party stronghold, small towns and farming communities are disillusioned by their waning political influence – and are willing to try new leaders.
Accomplices to the crimes are believed to be on the loose in Russia or other countries where U.S. authorities are less likely to get them.
Composer Richard Gibbs's idea aims to highlight the problem of illegal music file-sharing.