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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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.


Sony makes cybercrime even more dangerous

Sony was so badly gutted and had security so insufficient few others could be hurt as seriously, but it showed how hacking could do a lot more damage than just stealing credit cards.

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Senate's torture report will provoke hacktivist reprisals

The release Tuesday of the U.S. Senate's report that excoriated the Central Intelligence Agency for torturing suspected terrorists will result in retaliation by cyber-hacktivist groups, a security expert predicted.

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Hackers demand Sony pull the plug on 'The Interview'

The group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack denied it threatened Sony employees and demanded the studio halt the release of a movie that makes light of an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea.

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Hackers threaten Sony employees

The hack against Sony Pictures appeared to enter new territory Friday when employees reporting getting messages threatening them and their families.

Better phishing makes email an unclosable hole in security

A leap in the credibility of spear-phishing technique makes weaponized email almost impossible to spot as a threat.

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North Korea denies role in Sony hack

An unidentified North Korean official has denied that his country was behind the hack of Sony Pictures

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Coming soon: Murder by Internet

Security experts now believe that the Internet of Things will -- eventually -- be used for murderous purposes.

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Regin malware linked to attacks on Belgacom and a well-known cryptographer

After Symantec blew the lid on Regin on Sunday, computer security experts and companies say information has led to suspicions that the U.S. and U.K. are involved.

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Regin: Giving IT security reason to hope NSA is waaaay ahead on malware

U.S. IT security people had better hope Russia and China have nothing as sophisticated as Regin spyware

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REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

SYMC unleashes PR guns on 'advanced' Regin malware: Symantec shys away from blaming the perp, but the spotlight seems to be falling on the NSA and UK's GCHQ. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers open all Five Eyes, wide.

Symantec IDs sophisticated 'Regin' malware

Symantec researchers have come across a particularly sophisticated piece of malware, called "Regin" that was likely developed by a nation state and has been used for spying for more than six years.

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NSA chief worries most about cyberattacks on industrial systems

Hackers are targeting critical U.S. infrastructure, making defense of those networks a top priority, NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers said Thursday.

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