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Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Unidentified hackers have been releasing internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, about the attack. Continue reading

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.

The post Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far appeared first on WIRED.



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Bits Special Section: With Fraud Afoot, Shield Your Wallet

Credit cards have more legal protection than debit cards, but a quick response is the key to keeping intruders from your accounts and identity. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: Reinventing the Internet to Make It Safer

The Defense Department and leading computer scientists are working together to improve security by imagining an Internet rebuilt from scratch. 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 Pictures hack gets uglier; North Korea won’t deny responsibility [Updated]

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

Critical networks in US, 15 other nations, completely owned, possibly by Iran

Operation Cleaver gets near-complete control of airlines, gas producers, defense. 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

This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

James Hoff’s art glitches music and images with malware like NSA-created Stuxnet and the ILOVEYOU viruses.

The post This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame appeared first on WIRED.



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Bits Blog: Symantec Discovers ‘Regin’ Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks

The security company indicated that a powerful program that could only have been created by a “nation state” has been finding its way into computer systems for six years.



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Four-year-old Comment Security Bug Affects 86 Percent of WordPress Sites

Bug allows script attack that could be used to hijack sites or attack visitors. Continue reading

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

Piecing together new information from various researchers, it’s clear the ‘Regin” malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptograph… Continue reading

Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-profile Targets for Years

“Backdoor Regin” bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was developed by a wealthy nation. Continue reading

NSA Director: China Can Damage US Power Grid

NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

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

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

Bits Blog: Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones

Lookout, a security company, says it has been tracking malware that over the last two years has become more sophisticated as it hit millions of devices. Continue reading

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

Using a Password Manager on Android? It May be Wide Open to Sniffing Attacks

Proof-of-concept exploit against LastPass could easily be extended to other apps. 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

Warnings on ‘Complex’ Android Virus

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk. Continue reading