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Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

A week into the Sony hack, however, there is a lot of rampant speculation but few solid facts. Here’s a look at what we do and don’t know about what’s turning out to be the biggest hack of the year.

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Man Jailed For Facebook Revenge Porn

A man is jailed for posting revenge porn to Facebook, making him the first person to be imprisoned under a new Californian law. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: China, a Fish Barrel for Cybercriminals

The naïveté of new Internet users, and an emphasis on bolstering the web’s growth, have left China’s more than 600 million Internet users vulnerable to cybercrime.



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Sony Films Are Pirated, and Hackers Leak Studio Salaries

The breach exposed two things the movie industry loathes — the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.
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Sony Pictures hack gets uglier; North Korea won’t deny responsibility [Updated]

Employee salary, health data mixed in with other corporate data leaked. Continue reading

Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street Just Might Work Against You, Too

Advanced tactics raise the bar on spearphishing attacks, making them harder to spot. Continue reading

Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a … Continue reading

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks  

Target to Judge: Banks’ Losses in Our Card Breach Aren’t Our Problem

Files in federal court to have banks’ data breach suit thrown out. Continue reading

Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Continue reading

Russian Site Lists Breached Webcams

Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds. Continue reading

Disruptions: Social Media Bots Offer Phony Friends and Real Profit

Bots number in the millions, for good reason. Continue reading

How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September.

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How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A ‘Spam Nation’

Brian Krebs’ new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate. Continue reading

Feds Will Auction off $19 Million in Bitcoins from Alleged Silk Road Kingpin

New auction comes after bitcoins directly from the Silk Road were sold. Continue reading

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect’s Twitter Account Hijacked, Lawyer Says

Blake Benthall “remains in custody and thus, of course, is not tweeting.” Continue reading

Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash

Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash

When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money.

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How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2)

How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2)

Silk Roads come and Silk Roads go. But after every law enforcement crackdown shakes the Dark Web, one Russian black market always seems to survive. For more than two and half years, the Russian Anonymous Marketplace or RAMP has maintained a thriving business in the Dark Web drug trade, offering one of the Internet’s widest arrays of narcotics of every variety to its Russian-speaking clientele.

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FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal Used His Cat’s Name as a Password

From the department of face-palming opsec blunders. Continue reading

More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

USPS customers were affected as well. The FBI is leading an investigation into the hack, but it’s unclear who might be responsible for it. Continue reading