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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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Alleged Expendables 3 leakers arrested

Earlier this year saw a massive leak hit the internet. No, it wasn’t a pre-release game, or another Edward Snowden revelation, but the latest Sylvester Stallone movie, The Expendables 3. The reason this was such a big deal however, wasn’t just because a movie leaked, that happens all the time, but …

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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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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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Chinese government hackers suspected of attacking the US postal service

The FBI is currently investigating an attack on the US Postal Service’s employee data and officials are currently stating that China’s government hacking groups are currently prime suspects in the on-going investigation. The hack reportedly revealed personal data, including social security numbers for 800,000 of the USPS’s employees. Postmaster General, …

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Dropbox confirms massive password leak but denies server hack

Late last night, an anonymous Pastebin user claimed to have compromised almost seven million Dropbox account credentials, including emails and passwords. The user posted the first 400 direct to Pastebin and then proceeded to ask for Bitcoin donations before leaking more. The original leak has been followed up on, with …

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Female celebrities sue Google over leaked images

It seems like the celebrity nude picture scandal has yet to die down, not least because the leakers are continuing to dump their trove of images every few days, but because a number of the women that took or featured in the photos have now begun legal action against Google …

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Apple to issue fix for the Bash Bug

Ever since the Bash bug became public knowledge, companies have been scrambling to patch it up, plenty of Linux distros already have fixes and now Apple has promised to get a fix out for OS X soon. However, the company also states that Macs are “safe by default” from the …

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New OS X and Linux bug could be worse than Heartbleed

A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is called ‘the bash bug’ and allows users to take control of Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the software used …

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Home Depot hack exposes 56 million credit cards

In what is being described as one of the worst ever breaches of customer data, Home Depot, the US DIY supplies chain has announced that over a five month period, beginning in April this year, the details of over 56 million customers may have been exposed, including their credit card …

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Reddit made a killing on the celebrity nude scandal

Reddit recently banned the main groups associated with the “Fappening,” which saw prominent female celebrities’ personal photographs leaked onto the internet and distributed via links and uploads to relevant subreddits and just about everywhere else on the web. However before Reddit dropped the banhammer on all forums associated with the event, …

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Apple to tighten up iCloud security

While Apple denies that it was a flaw in its iCloud system that allowed hundreds of private celebrity photos to be leaked on to the web last week, it has admitted that it could do more to protect its users and will introduce additional security measures within two weeks. Apple’s …

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Apple investigating potential celebrity iCloud breach

If you’ve been paying much attention to news sites or social media over the last day or two then you will have probably heard that a sizable group of celebrities had their personal photos leaked on to the Internet. How did this happen? Well there is a theory going around that …

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Security firm outs Russian hack that stole a billion passwords

According to US digital security firm Hold Security, a Russian criminal group has perpetrated the biggest hack in living history, stealing over 1.2 billion usernames and password combinations from over 400,000 different websites, many of them high profile. As it stands, Hold is unwilling to divulge which sites were affected, …

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Paypal ignores two factor authentication bypass bug

Back in June, security researcher, Joshua Rogers,  discovered a bug in Paypal’s two factor authentication system, allowing it to be completely bypassed by logging in through a ‘special’ page. Despite Rogers reporting the bypass several times, the company has yet to patch it up or even acknowledge the problem and as a …

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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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UN Hacker teaches businesses how to stay secure

Breaking into places and getting caught doesn’t usually land you a job, but that’s exactly what happened to UN hacker Matthew Beddoes, who last year was sentenced to three years for trying to digitally steal carbon credits from the United Nations. Released late last year however, he was in Liverpool …

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Watch Dogs patch to address many PC issues

The upcoming patch for Ubisoft’s recently released Watch Dogs is set to be released over the next few days on multiple platforms. Though it will be mostly focused on improving the PC experience, some changes to the console versions should tweak gameplay and the online experience too. The major gameplay …

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Bomb squad called during Watch Dogs PR stunt

A PR stunt for the release of Watch Dogs didn’t go quite as planned as a bomb squad was called in to a newsroom to inspect a mysterious, “creepy” looking package sent anonymously from the PR team behind Ubisoft’s most recent game. A black safe was delivered to the Australian …

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New Zealand shuts down supercomputer after breach

A security breach at New Zealand’s 34 terraflops supercomputer, FitzRoy, caused those in charge to pull the plug on it and disconnect it from the internet, keeping it away from the nefarious individuals behind the hack. The system, owned by New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), lives …

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Ebay forcing password changes after hack

If you visit online auction site Ebay this morning, you’ll be prompted to change your password due to what the site describes as a “cyberattack,” that occurred earlier this year, giving the nefarious individuals behind it access to encrypted passwords and other account data. While it said that everyone’s passwords …

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IE security flaw puts Windows XP users at risk

If you’re still clinging on to the 12 year old Windows XP operating system then you might want to think about upgrading as a new security flaw has been found that allows hackers to gain full user permissions over your computer. This means that once a hacker has access, it …

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