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: 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: 2016 and 2017 Movie Titles

Hack reveals 20 movies Sony will release from now through 2017

By on December 16, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Hack reveals 20 movies Sony will release from now through 2017

Sony has recently been the target of one of the most important hacks in history, at least considering the amount of data that was stolen in the heist. And now, of course, that data is all slowly being published online. The hackers who hit Sony have already leaked a list of unreleased Sony movies, making them available for download, and several other data dumps containing personal details for Sony employees and various celebrities, email exchanges between top Sony execs, and even plans for the future. 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 vs. North Korea: FBI

FBI says North Korea not behind devastating Sony hack

By on December 10, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

FBI says North Korea not behind devastating Sony hack

Even though many fingers were unofficially pointing to North Korea, as the origin of the massive Sony Pictures hack operation, the country denied at least at couple of times any involvement, but praised the hackers behind the devastating cyber attack. Furthermore, Reuters reports that the FBI has also issued an official comment on the matter, saying that North Korea is not behind the attack, according to information available at this time. The publication also revealed that the hack may end up costing the company as much as $100 million. More →

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GOP Hackers vs. The Interview

Hackers ask Sony to pull ‘The Interview’ from theaters

By on December 9, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Hackers ask Sony to pull ‘The Interview’ from theaters

Hacker group Guardians of Peace (GOP), which attacked Sony Pictures stealing more than 100 terabytes of information, and revealing some of it online, have asked the company to pull a controversial comedy from theaters, Variety reports. More →

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Sony Pictures Data Hack

Hackers threaten Sony employees in wake of ’unprecedented’ cyber attack

By on December 8, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Hackers threaten Sony employees in wake of ’unprecedented’ cyber attack

The investigation of Sony Pictures’ massive data hack continues, as the company is yet to draw final conclusions, but Re/code has obtained an internal email sent to employees by CEO Michael Lynton containing a security note from Kevin Mandia, head of security firm Mandiant, which is helping Sony throughout this crisis. More →

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Sony Pictures Hack: Passwords and SSNs

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

By on December 5, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

Sony Pictures recent data breach might be the biggest yet even though it might not affect as many people as recent credit and debit card thefts, as hackers stole a huge number of files related to the company’s business — from unreleased movies and future plans to personal data belonging to employees and internal files — exposing many of them online.

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Iran Operation Cleaver Cylance

Iran hackers might be launching in extensive cyber attack on targeting top companies

By on December 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Iran hackers might be launching in extensive cyber attack on targeting top companies

Iran-based hackers are believed to have infiltrated some of the world’s “top energy, transport and infrastructure companies” from various countries over the past two years, Reuters says, citing an 87-page report from cyber security company Cylance. More →

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Annie, Fury, Mr. Turner and Still Alice

Hackers leak unreleased Sony Pictures movies after massive data heist

By on December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Hackers leak unreleased Sony Pictures movies after massive data heist

Hackers hit Sony Pictures last week and managed to find various assets in the studio’s network — including high-quality screener copies of various movies that haven’t even been released yet — and made them available on torrent sites well ahead of their official launch. Engadget reports,. More →

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State Department Computer Network Hacked

Hackers breach State Department’s unclassified computer network

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

Hackers breach State Department’s unclassified computer network

Hackers breached computers belonging to the State Department, The New York Times reports, making it the fourth attack targeting government computers in recent weeks. While it’s not clear who attacked these targets and for what purpose, the State Department, the White House, the United States Postal Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have all reported similar breaches recently.

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White House Cyber Attack Breach

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

By on October 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

Following the many data breaches that have hit U.S. retailers, financial institutions and even the government, the White House has also confirmed that an unclassified computer network used by President’s Obama’s senior staff had been breached by hackers, The New York Times reports. However, it’s not clear why hackers attacked the White House, or at least such details have not been divulged yet. More →

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