Office Space

Square To Open East Coast Headquarters in SoHo

375 W. Broadway (Screengrab: Google Maps)

Square, the company that makes those little white devices that enable small businesses to accept credit card payments, has just announced they’ll be opening East Coast headquarters in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, at 375 W. Broadway.

Since expanding to the city in October 2012, Square’s New York staff have been working from the offices of 80/20, the design agency Square acquired, at 121 Greene St. The new office will enable the company’s New York team to expand to more than 350 employees, a press release said. Read More

Privacy Police

Game On: Hackers Claim to Have Playstation Users Credit Card Info

Chatter in the underground forums frequented by hackers and security researchers is that gamers sensitive financial data is now for sale.

The recent attack on Sony’s Playstation network compromised a record 70 million user accounts, leaking names, emails and addresses.

Nick Bilton over at Bits checked in with a security specialist who had seen offers of 2.2 million credit card numbers for $100,000, along with  a claim that the criminals had offered to sell the data back to Sony first.  Read More