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North Korea wants joint probe into Sony hack, warns of consequences if not

Denying responsibility for a major hack on Sony Pictures, North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. but promised "serious consequences" should its offer be rejected.

By Martyn Williams | 21 December, 2014 03:32

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Obama promises response on Sony hack, says pulling movie was mistake

President Obama believes Sony made a mistake in canceling release of "The Interview" following a major cyberattack and said the U.S. is prepared to respond to the attack, but he wouldn't say when or how.

By Martyn Williams | 20 December, 2014 07:03

Tags: white house, Criminal, security, legal, data breach, cybercrime

FBI concludes North Korea 'responsible' for Sony hack

North Korea was responsible for the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday after a two-week investigation.

By Martyn Williams | 20 December, 2014 04:01

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy

The attack on Sony Pictures has put North Korea's cyberwarfare program in the spotlight. Like most of the internal workings of the country, not much is known but snippets of information have come out over the years, often through defectors and intelligence leaks.

By Martyn Williams | 20 December, 2014 01:28

Tags: security, data breach

Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this

North Korea or not? There's still a lot we don't know about the attack on Sony Pictures and those behind it.

By Martyn Williams | 19 December, 2014 11:47

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Sony hit with second employee lawsuit over hack

Sony Pictures has been hit by a second lawsuit alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard the personal information of employees that was lost in a major hack in late November.

By Martyn Williams | 19 December, 2014 03:49

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

By Martyn Williams | 17 December, 2014 08:06

Tags: Criminal, legal, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten cinemas

The hackers who attacked Sony Pictures have apparently moved on to a new tactic: attempting to spread fear among the general public.

By Martyn Williams | 17 December, 2014 06:25

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

US hospital reports data blackmail

An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

By Martyn Williams | 16 December, 2014 12:11

Tags: Criminal, Clay County Hospital, security, legal, data breach, health care, industry verticals, cybercrime

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The hackers who stole gigabytes of data from Sony Pictures have asked employees of the company to contact them if they don't want their information to become public.

By Martyn Williams | 16 December, 2014 10:25

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

A further dump of Sony Pictures corporate secrets appears to have been put on the Internet over the weekend, with hackers warning of more to come.

By Martyn Williams | 15 December, 2014 09:31

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Swedish police raid Pirate Bay and force it offline

Swedish police raided a data center in Stockholm on Tuesday, seizing computers and forcing The Pirate Bay website offline.

By Martyn Williams | 10 December, 2014 09:13

Tags: Criminal, the pirate bay, legal

Sony says premium strategy is achieving results

Sony is winning customers and seeing clear results from a strategy to focus on premium products in the U.S. and improve interaction with consumers, a top executive said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 10 December, 2014 08:29

Tags: consumer electronics, sony

Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails

The email boxes of two top Sony executives were leaked online on Monday, the latest release of potentially embarrassing corporate information following a major hack on the company's computer networks two weeks ago.

By Martyn Williams | 09 December, 2014 12:11

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, Sony Pictures, cybercrime

Hackers demand Sony pulls plug on 'The Interview'

The group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack has denied it threatened Sony employees and demanded the studio halt the release of a movie that makes light of an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea.

By Martyn Williams | 09 December, 2014 10:29

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, cybercrime

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