While it may appear complicated, you may be surprised to learn jut how easy and affordable online espionage has become.
CNNMoney's Laurie Segall is OutFront with the story.
Target has confirmed that its customers' debit card PIN data was also stolen during a recent security breach that affected 40 million customers at its retail stores.
That's a turnaround from yesterday, when the company said there were no indications that PIN data had been stolen. In a statement today, Target claimed that the data is "strongly encrypted" and useless to the hackers.
David Kennedy is the CEO of TrustedSec and a so-called "white hat" hacker – one who looks for security flaws in existing systems so they can be closed – and he is OutFront tonight with some perspective on what's going on.
Target says a breach of credit and debit card data may have affected as many as 40 million shoppers who went to the store in the three weeks after Thanksgiving.
The hackers targeted the systems at Target's brick-and-mortar stores, not the website.
OutFront: David Kennedy is CEO of TrustedSec and is a "white hat hacker" who looks for security flaws.
The Obama administration declassified and released three documents outlining the NSA's phone and Internet data collection programs - right before the agency's Deputy Director faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Did Snowden have help? Should someone be fired?
Retired General Michael Hayden, who ran the NSA from 1999 through 2005, came OutFront to share his thoughts with Erin Burnett.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he decided to expose America's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens because the Obama Administration "closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law."
According to the Guardian newspaper, Snowden answered questions in an online chat today and told reporters he had to get out of the U.S. and that the "government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me."
The 29-year-old is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, where some suspect he may even be working for the Chinese government.
Gordon Chang is OutFront with his take.