Sony Hack: WIPALL Virus Cyber Attack

Experts detail the virus North Korea used to hack Sony

By on December 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

Experts detail the virus North Korea used to hack Sony

Sony Pictures suffered one of the largest cyber attacks in history, with attackers having stolen no less than 100 terabytes of sensitive data, including employees’ personal details and current and future business-related information, crippling the company’s internal network in the process. Even though the corporation was hit in late November, the attack was apparently planned for months, with Bloomberg having learned more details about how hackers might have operated. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Responsible

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

By on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, Bloomberg is reporting. More →

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How Hackers Hacked Sony

How hackers hacked Sony

How hackers hacked Sony

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

As data continues to pour out from the massive data heist suffered by Sony recently, much of the recent media coverage has included speculation regarding how the attackers might have gained access to Sony’s internal network and stolen all of that data. Confidential documents, emails and internal memos were all taken in the attack, and even studio materials like unreleased scripts and full-length movies were stolen.

It’s easy to imagine a room full of shady hackers surrounded by high-tech gear working tirelessly to penetrate Sony’s cyber defenses, having used a wide range of complex digital tools that are practically unrecognizable to most of us. But an investigation has revealed that the reality is far less dramatic.

In fact, it turns out the hackers used a shockingly simple method to gain access to Sony’s private network. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Hackers

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

By on December 19, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

The cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures might have been just a rehearsal for a certain hacker group from North Korea, Reuters reports, as the country’s elite army of hackers might be working on more complex operations against more important targets in rival states. Though not confirmed to be responsible for the massive Sony hack, North Korea is currently the main suspect, according to recent reports. More →

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Sony Hack: North Korea

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

By on December 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

Sony Pictures was in late November the target of a massive cyber attack, which not only exposed a significant amount of internal data, but also forced the company to pull the controversial The Interview comedy from theaters, after receiving further threats from the hackers responsible. Even though North Korea, which was initially believed to be behind the hack because of its resent for this particular movie, denied involvement more than once, The Associated Press reports that investigators have apparently found evidence that the communist nation is to blame. More →

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Sony Pictures The Interview Premiere

4 biggest movie theater chains cave to hacker threats, won’t show The Interview

By on December 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

4 biggest movie theater chains cave to hacker threats, won’t show The Interview

Although The Interview might end up being a pretty bad movie, it’s about to become a cause célèbre for freedom lovers everywhere. The Wall Street Journal reports that the four biggest movie theater chains in the United States — Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. and Carmike Cinemas Inc. — have cancelled plans to show the film in their theaters amid violent threats issued by the mysterious hacker group behind the devastating Sony Pictures hack that has exposed embarrassing internal emails and other sensitive information about the studio. More →

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Sony Hack: The Interview Canceled

Premiere of Sony’s controversial comedy ‘The Interview’ canceled following threats from hackers

By on December 17, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Premiere of Sony’s controversial comedy ‘The Interview’ canceled following threats from hackers

Sony’s The Interview, a comedy in which reporters are hired by the CIA to assassinate the president of North Korea — and which prompted North Korea to react vehemently against it, making it the first suspect behind the recent Sony Pictures hack — will not be showed in several theaters in the U.S. Reuters reports that the New York premiere of the movie has been canceled, following threats from the hackers that hit Sony in late November. More →

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Sony Hack Spectre James Bond Script

Sony hackers may have stolen the newest James Bond script

By on December 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Sony hackers may have stolen the newest James Bond script

Only a few days ago, the name, cast and new car to be featured in the upcoming 2015 James Bond movie were revealed to the world — the movie is supposed to hit theaters on November 9th, 2015 — but the mystery around the Spectre movie might be shed much sooner than that. Reuters says that the hackers who have hit Sony Pictures recently may have also stolen an early version of the Spectre script, which might reveal nearly everything there is to know about the upcoming movie.

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U.S. Navy Laser Canon Video

Video: The Navy has a beastly laser canon that can destroy drones in the blink of an eye

By on December 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: The Navy has a beastly laser canon that can destroy drones in the blink of an eye

The U.S. Navy has a brand new futuristic weapon it can use to take out a variety of targets, including drones: A 30 kilowatt Laser Weapon System (LaWS) that’s already been designated as an “operational asset” in the Persian Gulf. More →

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FBI on Sony Pictures Hack

FBI: Sony hack so sophisticated it can penetrate 90% of net defenses, challenge government sites

By on December 12, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

FBI: Sony hack so sophisticated it can penetrate 90% of net defenses, challenge government sites

The Sony Pictures hack saga is far from over, as more and more details come to light about the massive data breach the company suffered a few weeks ago. Unknown hackers identifying themselves online as Guardians of Peace (GOP) managed to steal some 100 terabytes of data containing very sensitive information, including digital versions of unreleased Sony movies, and personal details about employees, celebrities, and current and future business plans. More →

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Sony Hack: Leaked Downloads

Sony counterhacks its stolen digital goods to prevent illegal downloads

By on December 11, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Sony counterhacks its stolen digital goods to prevent illegal downloads

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, with hackers having been able to steal 100 terabytes of data from the company’s Internet-connected computer network. However, in addition to investigating the data breach, Sony is not afraid to fight back, Re/code has learned, as the company is using certain weapons to try to prevent others from downloading its digital goods. More →

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Sony Pictures Hack Email Leak

Sony’s hacking nightmare just got even more disastrous

By on December 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Sony’s hacking nightmare just got even more disastrous

Surprise! It turns out Hollywood really is filled with back-stabbing, self-serving egomaniacs! Gawker has a magnificent rundown of some leaked emails that were sent back and forth between Sony Pictures executives and they paint a picture of the film industry that’s just as toxic as we’ve always imagined. More →

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