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SWIFT bank hackers may be linked to 2014 Sony hack

The hackers behind the recent attack on a Bangladeshi bank that saw over $81 million siphoned away, may have also been responsible for the 2014 attack on Sony’s servers, which has previously been blamed on North Korea. The anti-malware company behind this latest claim, also believes the group was behind …

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FBI officially names North Korea as culprit of Sony hack

After a week or so of unconfirmed reports and rumors suggesting that North Korea was behind the Sony hack, terrorist threat and subsequent cancellation of upcoming film, The Interview, the FBI has finally revealed the results of its investigation. The North Korean government is indeed behind the Sony Pictures hack …

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Sony hackers to leak more Sony employee information

The group behind the massive Sony Pictures hack is apparently back to leaking stolen information. An anonymous user claiming to be part of the hack squad posted a message from GOP on to ‘FriendPaste’, a pastebin like site. The hackers are calling the upcoming data dump a ‘christmas gift’, which will …

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Sony hackers demand “The Interview” not be released

On top of marking the second time in the last few years that Sony has been hit by a monstrous hack, the nefarious individuals behind the latest theft of confidential Sony information have released a statement, demanding that the Japanese corporation halt the release of its upcoming movie The Interview, …

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North Korea says Sony hack may be its ‘supporters’

The hack that hit Japanese electronics giant Sony recently was a bad one. It didn’t just lead to the leaking of passwords, but tens of thousands of social security numbers, contracts for employment, salary information and personal details of many of the company’s employees. Which made it seem all the …

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Sony hack leaked 47,000 social security numbers

The Sony Pictures hack might be worse than we thought as the social security numbers of 47,000 celebrities, freelancers, current and former Sony employees have leaked, alongside home addresses, salaries and other personal information. An analysis of 33,000 leaked documents by data security firm, Identity Finder, revealed the huge data …

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New evidence suggests that North Korea is behind Sony hack

New evidence is suggesting that North Korea may have some involvement in the attack on Sony Pictures last week, which saw the company’s internal systems taken down and its top secret files stolen. Additionally, three Sony movies that have yet to hit the cinema were all leaked on to piracy …

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Lulzsec hacker gets a year in jail over Sony hack

A Lulzsec hacker who has pleaded guilty to taking part in a breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment servers has been sentenced yesterday in Los Angeles to a year in prison, followed by home detention. Cody Kretsinger, a lulzsec hacker who used the online name ‘Recursion’ pleaded guilty to the offenses …

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Sony hacks could have been stopped, according to experts

It would be hard to escape the hacks in recent months on many leading government bodies and entertainment corporations. It all started with Sony some time ago, in what has been classed as one of the biggest intrusions in history. Analysis which has been supported by the US Department of …

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Sony hacked yet again, info of 1 million customers compromised

Sony’s miseries continue with the latest news that they have been hacked, again, losing the information of more than 1 million customers. Yesterday we reported that LulzSec, another hacking group had said they broke into Sony’s servers. These claims have been verified and it highlights that Sony are not yet …

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New evidence points to North Korea being behind Sony 2014 hack

Back in 2014, Sony Pictures suffered from a massive cyber attack, which had long-lasting repercussions for the company. Now, over a full year later, some new evidence has come to light, tying the attack to a Korean malware campaign. Researchers over at Kaspersky and Alienvault Labs (via: Wired) managed to …

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US hacked North Korea way before Sony attack

Part of the reason the US was so confident in accusing North Korea of being behind last year’s attack against Sony, was because it had been invading the nation’s computers since 2010, in an attempt to map out the rogue-state’s digital defences and capabilities. Not enough was discovered that it …

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Sony wants news outlets not to report on hack leaks

Sony has had a bit of a rough time as of late, with a lot of internal details about the company’s function coming to light in the wake of the hack by still unidentified group, Guardians of Peace. Last week the GoP demanded Sony halt the release of the Seth …

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Sony to confirm North Korea as source of hack this week

It looks like Sony’s investigation in to the attack on its internal systems last week is coming to a close as the company is reportedly preparing to officially name North Korea as the source of the attack. Sources close to the investigation have said to news site, Re/code, that the …

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Sony movies hit the web before cinema following hack

The hacking situation keeps getting worse for Sony Pictures as now DVD quality copies of four movies, three of which have yet to hit the cinema, have leaked online. High quality copies of Fury, Annie, Still Alice and Mr. Turner have all become available via torrent sites. These copies are …

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Hackers behind Sony Pictures attack release list of stolen files

Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment had its internal network hijacked by a group known as GOP. The hack left a message on employee computers, demanding that its undisclosed requests be met, otherwise it would leak top secret information. Following this, several Sony controlled Twitter accounts …

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Sony Pictures hacked, internal information compromised

Sony Pictures has reportedly lost control of its desktop PCs, phone lines and a large portion of data following an attack from a hacker or possibly a group of hackers known as #GOP. The group is demanding some kind of ransom but information on specific requests is unfortunately not available currently. …

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PSN DDOS hackers tweet bomb threat for Sony president flight

John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, recently tweeted that we was flying “back to SD”, so would be offline for three hours. However what happened over the next few was somewhat different than what you might expect. A hacking group that is also claiming responsibility for a recent …

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Sony settles in PSN hack case, will give out freebies

Three years ago, when the world was new and the PlayStation was three rather than four, the PSN went down for a whole month. Since then Sony has been fighting a class action lawsuit in the United States, battling claims that it give compensation for the downtime. It’s now made an official …

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Sony fined quarter million for 2011 hack

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British authorities have criticised the way Sony handled its hacking breach in 2011 and fined the company £250,000 for what is described as a “serious breach of the Data Protection Act.” Nearly two years ago, hackers gained access to a poorly protected Sony server that contained reams of customer information, …

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Sony shares fall to two year low – hacks take their toll

Sony are a company under attack. For the last 6 weeks their various networks and websites have been compromised by several groups of hackers intent on causing the company long term damage. Sadly for the Japanese electronic giant, all of the attacks are having a very negative impact on their …

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Sony confirm they were hacked again by Lulzsec – says sorry

Kitguru reported earlier this week that Lulzsec, a group of skilled hackers, claimed to have compromised Sony servers. Last night Sony confirmed this was true, saying they were the victim, yet again, of an attack. Michael Lynton chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, co-chairman …

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Sony say PSN may get hacked again

It has been a hell of a year so far for Sony. The PlayStation Network was hacked last month, in what is classed as the second biggest security breach of all time. With the information of over 100 million users potentially in the wild they say they are unable to …

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Sony’s So-Net Entertainment subsidiary hacked

Sony seem to be in the press recently for all the wrong reasons and another event took place this week which is sure to lower consumer faith in the brand name. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Sony’s So-Net Entertainment subsidiary was hacked by unknown sources, who made off …

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Sony send letter to partners about hack, it gets leaked too

Sony sent out a letter to all their major publishing partners regarding the recent network intrusion and downtime. The letter has leaked. Rob Dyer, Sony’s senior vice president of publisher relations has outlined the timeline of events in the letter leading up to the present day and the steps taken …

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