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We can learn from the Sony hack

The greatest mistake would be to sit on any information Sony learns about how it was breached.

Trojan program based on ZeuS targets 150 banks, can hijack webcams

The new Chthonic Trojan borrows features from ZeuS and several of its spinoffs, researchers said

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FBI concludes North Korea was 'responsible' for Sony hack

North Korea was responsible for the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI said Friday.

Here's what we know about North Korea's cyberarmy

The attack on Sony Pictures has put North Korea's cyberwarfare program in the spotlight. Here's what we know about it.

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Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this

North Korea or not? There's still a lot we don't know about the attack on Sony Pictures and those behind it.

The Sony breach may be start of new nation-state cyberattack

It has been an exceptional year for IT security breaches and part of an escalating trend in destructive attacks, and it's going to get worse.

Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark

The Spark malware program steals payment card data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems and is likely a modification of the older Trojan called Alina.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack.

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

A spearphishing attack on ICANN has compromised the email credentials of several ICANN staff members and allowed the attacker to access user information, including email and postal addresses.

Lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former Sony Pictures employees have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to protect their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack.

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Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten movie theaters

The hackers who attacked Sony Pictures may be attempting to spread fear among the general public. In a message on Tuesday, the hackers allude to attacks on movie theaters showing "The Interview," which opens Dec. 25.

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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

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Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The hackers who stole gigabytes of data from Sony Pictures have asked employees of the company to contact them if they don't want their information to become public.


Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face hurdles cashing out

How much is hacked data worth? Hackers find it's not always so easy to monetize their ill-gotten goods.

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Sony tells lawyer to sic ‘em, threatens media reporting on leaked data

Sony, the poster-child for the worst-case hacking scenario, has threatened legal action against media outlets exercising First Amendment rights and reporting on the company’s leaked data. Sony said delete the company's stolen info or...

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Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

A further dump of Sony Pictures corporate secrets appears to have been put on the Internet over the weekend, with hackers warning of more to come.

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Congress blesses more NSA domestic spying

Funding bill lets NSA keep data five years, or more with an excuse, and seeks way to nail whistleblowers instead of the rule-breakers who are the ones actually in the wrong.

FBI calls Sony hack 'organized' but declines to name source or finger North Korea

The FBI declined to name the source of the Sony Pictures hack during a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday.

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