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North Korean internet returns after suspicious downtime

North Korea’s internet went down last night, only returning online in a limited capacity early this morning. While the NK authorities have yet to report on the downing, at least internationally, the story was picked up by US news sources fairly quickly, prompting some to suggest that it may have …

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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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Hello this is Microsoft, suing tech support scammers

Microsoft DCU

I’m sure most of you have either received a call yourself, or know someone who has, where the person on the other end of the phone claims to be calling from Microsoft and has identified a problem with your Windows PC. Unfortunately while it may be easy for most of …

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Snapchat’s CEO isn’t too happy about the Sony email leaks

Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel, has made his feelings about the Sony hack known after emails between him and Sony Pictures CEO, Michael Lynton, leaked, revealing future business plans and secret company acquisitions. The information contained in the leaked emails offered a good look at the startup’s future ambitions and plans. …

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Sony has no future plans to release The Interview

This has not been a good month for Sony, the company was hacked, its emails were leaked, secrets were revealed and movies were prematurely hauled on to torrent sites. All of this, just to stop the release of one movie, The Interview, and unfortunately for those who wanted to see …

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Sony cancels release of The Interview following terror threat

It is official, we already learned earlier today that several big cinema chains would not be showing The Interview next week, the New York premier was canceled and now Sony is calling off the movie’s launch altogether following yesterday’s threats of violence, issued by the group behind the Sony hack. …

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More than a quarter self-censor online after Snowden leaks

A survey recently appeared online from CIGI-Ipsos, that looked at how people felt about different aspects of online life. Part of it quizzed them on the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, with over 60 per cent saying they were aware of him and almost 40 per cent saying they had taken …

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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 is trying to prevent spread of stolen data

Sony Pictures was hit by a high profile cyber attack recently, allowing hackers to steal and leak sensitive data, including financial documents, emails, passwords, unreleased movies, social security numbers and more. However, the company is ready to fight back and prevent this information from spreading further. According to Recode, locations …

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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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Google is killing off CAPTCHA

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to sign up for something on a site, finding the CAPTHA impossible to read and repeatedly telling you that you’re wrong and are probably a robot? Of course you have, you’ve used the internet before. Google has too, which is why it’s been …

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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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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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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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Syrian Electronic Army hacks news sites

The Syrian Electronic Army attacked a number of news sites earlier this week, sending pop-ups out to those who attempted to visit Forbes, The Telegraph, The Independant, Time Out, PC World and The Evening Standard. The hacking group managed to gain access through a DNS that redirects through Gigya, a …

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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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Microsoft denies that Xbox Live has been hacked

Rumors have been floating around recently suggesting that Microsoft, Sony and other large tech companies had been hacked after an only group claimed to have leaked the usernames and passwords of 1473 Windows Live accounts and 2131 PlayStation Network accounts. However, these rumors have turned out to be false. The …

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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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Ex-NSA staffer on the low hanging fruit of surveillance

You hear about white hat hackers getting corporate gigs all the time. They perform some kind of impressive security breach, finding some flaw in something important and bam, if they aren’t thrown in jail for it, they’re suddenly working at Google, or one of its contemporaries. The same happens in the …

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Webcam streamer wants a job

Are you looking for someone that has a background in breaking webcam security? Perhaps a penchant for highlighting security flaws in major corporate software in the public eye? Then consider hiring on the man responsible for the recent webcam hacking scandal, as he’s added a job listing to his site, …

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Webcam hacker did it to improve security

Recently we learned of a Russian website which had streaming links to thousands of web-cameras from around the world, showing everything from children sleeping in their cribs, to shop-fronts and office CCTV. While the site was quickly taken down, its creator has now given an interview where he claims to …

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