US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.
Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.
Target has now joined companies like Adobe and Sony in the "hundred million plus" data breach club...
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Sony has thrown in the towel on its appeal of a £250,000 fine ($377,500) imposed after its PlayStation Network was hacked in April 2011, losing data such as names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords of millions of users.
The Columbus, Ohio man has been sentenced to one year of house arrest for stymying an FBI investigation into the 2011 hacks, which saw millions of online players' data breached.
"There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better," says ICO director.
How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?
Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
Naked Security's Paul Ducklin talks to the Risky Business podcast about Oracle's patching schedule, lawsuits against Sony after the PlayStation Network breach and how a mathematician unpicked Google's DKIM verifier.
Sony's PS3 has been hacked. This time, it looks as though it's been hacked for good.
We explain why this is different from previous hacks, and treat you to the war of words between the original hackers and the pirates who stole their work...
A former member of the LulzSec hacking gang has admitted to attacking the Sony Pictures website, and stealing the personal information of thousands of innocent individuals.
Raynaldo Rivera, suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to Sony Pictures, and stealing the personal information and passwords of thousands of innocent internet users, has been arrested by the FBI.
Yesterday, US copyright regulators opened up the floodgates for a public hearing of proposals to change copyright law, including authorizing the cracking of tablets, DVDs, gaming consoles and mobile phones. Tell us what you think...
Hacko Jacko! Two British men are alleged to have hacked Sony's network and made away with Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue, including unreleased recordings.
Anonymous is threatening companies like Sony and Nintendo over their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Will this accomplish their goals, or simply create more victims?
As 2011 comes to a close it is clear there is much to be done to better secure our information in the "cloud". I look back at the major data loss incidents of the year and speculate this isn't the last we will see of our information being p0wned.
Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!
This episode: the German Bundestrojaner controversy, Sony breached (again!), Duqu dubbed "Son of Stuxnet", OS X anti-anti-virus and Microsoft videos hacked.
Cody Kretsinger, 23, suspected of being a member of the LulzSec hacking gang, has pleaded not guilty to a high profile attack on the Sony Pictures website.
Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.
The FBI has arrested two alleged hackers in San Francisco and Phoenix, believed to be asssociated with the LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist groups.
And one of them is homeless.