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Kaspersky details billion dollar digital bank heist

According to anti-malware security firm Kapersky, many of the world’s major banks have been hit by digital thieves over the past year and a half, with the attackers making off with at least $300 million, but potentially as much as a billion (£648 million), after using malware and social engineering …

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Anonymous takes down hundreds of ISIS social media accounts

The hacktivist movement Anonymous has made good on its promises to target those associated with the violent extremist organisation, ISIS, by taking over and knocking out hundreds of websites and social media accounts that help promote the organisation and encourage recruitment from new members. Apparently though, this is just the …

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Raptr has been hacked, password changes encouraged

Raptr, the social themed video game service that comes bundled with AMD’s graphics card drivers, has been hacked. According to reports, passwords, usernames, first and last names may have been accessed and as a result, password changes are recommended. Raptr Founder and CEO, Dennis Fong, gave a statement on the security …

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Malaysia Airlines website goes down to hack – and returns

Malaysia Airlines’ website is now online and looking peachy, but it wasn’t just a few short hours ago. Earlier this morning, visiting the website would display little but a laughing message from a hacking group, pointing through to their official Twitter account for added evidence of their culpability. The group …

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Sony to bring The Interview to pay-TV

Sony’s launch of the Seth Rogen and James Franco vehicle, The Interview, has gone surprisingly well. Considering all of the hubbub surrounding its release, it managed to make over $15 million in just a few days. That’s a fair chunk shy of its budget, but the majority of that was …

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The Xbox One SDK has been leaked

A group called H4LT has managed to leak the official Xbox One developer SDK, potentially opening the door for homebrew applications as well as giving unapproved developers the ability to create unofficial software for the system. The leak was announced via H4LT’s Twitter account, the group also provided screenshots of …

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Alleged PSN and Xbox Live hackers arrested

Christmas day was a frustrating one for many, as despite the new games they’d opened from Father Christmas, they were unable to play them online as both Xbox Live and the PlayStation network were down. Laying claim to the DDOS attack that caused it was a hacking group called Lizard Squad, …

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‘The Interview’ pirates are mostly from outside the US

Have you seen ‘The Interview’? The film featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco that was summarily pulled from release on Christmas day due to hacker threats, only to be launched simultaneously in independent theatres and on Youtube/Google Play? Chances are if you did, that you live within the United States, …

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Independent cinemas rally round The Interview

One of the most interesting aspects of the whole hacking of Sony and the debacle that is The Interview movie, has been that when the big cinema chains backed out of showing it over fears of box office losses and viewer endangerment, many independent theatres stepped up. Cinemas like the Alamo …

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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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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 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 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 is making a Super Mario movie according to leaks

Apparently Sony Pictures is developing an animated Super Mario Bros movie, leaked emails have revealed. The emails came from the recent Sony hack, which saw sensitive documents leaked on to the web. The negotiations for the movie apparently finished with Nintendo back in October. “I am the proud father of …

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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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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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