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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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Intel and Europol team up to fight cybercrime

Intel's McAfee security branch and European law enforcement will exchange technical information and non-operational data related to cybercrime.


Anonymous wages cyberwar on the KKK with #OpKKK & #HoodsOff

Anonymous has been waging cyberwar on the KKK after the hate group said it would use 'lethal force' on Ferguson protesters. The KKK threatened to shoot anyone wearing a Guy Fawkes (Anonymous) mask. The FBI warned there will likely be...

Senate's NSA reform push wins plaudits from tech, digital rights groups

Several technology and digital rights groups have praised a U.S. Senate move toward legislation to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records collection program.


BlackEnergy cyberespionage group targets Linux and Cisco

BlackEnergy has been compromising routers and Linux systems based on ARM and MIPS architectures in addition to Windows computers.


Hackers go after unclassified White House network

Hackers targeted an unclassified White House network but did not damage any systems, a White House official said Tuesday.

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