WikiLeaks vs. CIA: Airport Security

These are the secret tricks CIA spies use to beat airport security checks

By on December 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

These are the secret tricks CIA spies use to beat airport security checks

Airport security is supposed to prevent individuals with malicious intentions from entering or leaving a country, but that doesn’t mean all security measures used in airports are fool-proof. In fact, WikiLeaks has published not one, but two internal CIA documents that teach agents how to act and what to do in order to make sure they’re able to fool airport security while traveling from country to country using fake passports, and how to keep their cover intact in the process. More →

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Sony Hack Top 10

9 more secrets we learned from the Sony hack

By on December 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

9 more secrets we learned from the Sony hack

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, there’s something you need to know: Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked. Just about everyone with an Internet connection or a TV is aware of the Sony hack — we even know exactly how the hackers broke into Sony’s internal network — but there are still plenty of things that people don’t know.

For one, it’s still not exactly clear who the culprit is, though President Obama and the FBI are convinced the perpetrators have ties to North Korea. And amid all the chaos, there are also many revelations from the thousands of documents that have leaked, and new ones continue to pop up every day.

Now, we have nine new secrets we’ve learned over the past few days as people continue to sift through all of the information that has been released. More →

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Staples Credit Card Malware Breach

Staples confirmed hackers stole more than 1M credit cards in significant data breach

By on December 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Staples confirmed hackers stole more than 1M credit cards in significant data breach

Staples on Friday confirmed that some of its stores were hit by hackers this year, who were able to steal up to 1.16 million credit cards and debit cards during various periods of time, with a few locations having been hit as far back as April 2014. More →

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Sony Hack Obama Press Conference

Obama is holding a news conference to discuss North Korea’s Sony hack – watch live right here

Obama is holding a news conference to discuss North Korea’s Sony hack – watch live right here

By on December 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s deep investigation into the cyber attack has determined as much, and the U.S. government confirmed it publicly on Friday morning. You can read the FBI’s full statement right here. North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures is believed to be a direct result of the studio’s upcoming movie “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists who conspire to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

The theatrical release of “The Interview” has now been cancelled as Sony continues to comply with several of the North Korean hackers’ demands in an attempt to prevent them from leaking additional documents that were stolen in the hack.

Now, President Barack Obama is holding a news conference to address the Sony hack and the FBI’s findings. More →

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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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