UBER LURES BANKERS: Three bankers from Goldman Sachs’s technology investment group in San Francisco are moving to Uber, a sign of the technology industry’s increasing desire to lure talent from the financial sector. “The bankers are the latest to leave Wall Street banks for Silicon Valley startups, where the lure of more flexible hours — and in some cases stock options and share grants — can be hard to resist. For tech companies, having bankers on staff can help smooth the path to an initial public offering and other capital raisings,” Reuters reports. “Goldman does not disclose attrition figures, but it has lost enough employees to startups, private equity firms, and other companies in recent years that it announced earlier this month a series of changes designed to help it retain more junior employees at the analyst and associate level, including promoting them faster.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next week on trade secret theft, the panel announced. “Lawmakers have been searching for a way to curb an alleged massive Chinese cyber theft campaign to steal American corporate secrets. Not only has the theft damaged the American economy, some say it has helped the Chinese military speed development of advanced technology,” The Hill reports. “Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who sits on the Judiciary Committee and heads the Senate Finance Committee, is backing a bill known as the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) that he believes could serve as a good first step. The measure, co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who also sits on the Judiciary Committee, would give U.S. companies more tools to seek legal recourse in the federal courts when their trade secrets have been misused.”

SHOPPERS, BEWARE: Cybersecurity researchers are warning about a stealthy bit of malware designed to steal credit and debit card numbers from retailers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. “Cybersecurity firm iSight Partners on Tuesday publicly disclosed research about the malware, dubbed ModPOS, which the company says is largely undetectable by current anti-virus scans. The firm declined to name specific victims of the threat, but said its investigation into the malware uncovered infections at ‘national retailers,'” The Washington Post reports. “The revelation comes at a time when the retail industry is still reeling from a wave of breaches across the country that have been uncovered since Target was hit during the 2013 holiday season.”