GOOD DAY FOR: Naked greed, after Playboy started looking for uninhibited bankers and financial analysts for a special "Women of Wall Street" photo spread. The magazine will pick about 20 current or recent financial-services employees. "When the news gets bad, then maybe that's a chance to make people smile," said Gary Cole, Playboy's photo editor. (Reuters)
BAD DAY FOR: Charging it, as Verizon data investigators are reporting that subcontractors hired by restaurants and retailers to process credit card sales are responsible for much of the consumer data theft. While some recent large data breaches, like the one at TJ Maxx, were inside jobs, data-theft gangs frequently use disgruntled third party employees as the weak link in the data chain. (AP in Yahoo! Finance)
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