December 2014

31 December, 2014

Who Really Hacked Sony? – Bloomberg


Bloomberg
Who Really Hacked Sony?
Bloomberg
If the Sony hack were a game of Clue, cyber-security firms would be just about out of suspects by now. Weeks after the U.S. declared that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony Pictures, researchers are still asking who dun it, pointing fingers at
Hacking of low brow movie raises high stakes issuesThe Japan Times
N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hackValdosta Daily Times
Hacking threat goes beyond North Korea vs. Sony (editorial)SILive.com
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US companies question wisdom and legality of ‘revenge hacking,’ website reports – NOLA.com


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US companies question wisdom and legality of 'revenge hacking,' website reports
NOLA.com
Citing sources, Bloomberg repors the FBI is investigating whether hackers employed by U.S. banks were involved in disabling servers used in Iran to attack the online banking websites of Bank of America, Citigroup and others in 2013. As hacking

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Georgia Tech Student Indicted For Hacking UGA’s Online Calendar – Huffington Post


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Georgia Tech Student Indicted For Hacking UGA's Online Calendar
Huffington Post
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia Tech student accused of hacking the University of Georgia's online calendar and posting a message stoking the schools' football rivalry has been indicted. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Tuesday ( http://bit.ly/1rxPS2p ) …
Georgia Tech student indicted for hacking UGA websiteSI.com
Georgia Tech student indicted; accused of hacking UGA calendar ahead of Fox News

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FBI maintains that North Korea hacked Sony as detractors mount – Engadget


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FBI maintains that North Korea hacked Sony as detractors mount
Engadget
Did North Korea's government hack Sony Pictures? Though the United States government and FBI say yes, a growing chorus of detractors is pushing back on that claim. And the FBI is apparently listening: one firm, Norse, met with the FBI this past Monday
Who Really Hacked Sony?Bloomberg
Sony insider — not North Korea — likely involved in hack, experts sayLos Angeles Times
Researcher: Sony Hack Was Likely an Inside Job By a Woman Named "Lena"Gawker
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Hacking group will take down any website for $3 – myfox8.com


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Hacking group will take down any website for $3
myfox8.com
The hacking group that claims it took down the Xbox and PlayStation networks on Christmas can now help you take down any website for the low, low price of $2.99. Lizard Squad on Tuesday launched its “Lizard Stresser” website, which offers denial of …
Lizard Squad claims to have assisted with Sony hack: 'this is kind of a game BetaNews
The Sony Hack & The Xbox Live/PS4 Network Crash Are Related? According To PerezHilton.com
Former Richmond College student denies being behind Christmas Day global Your Local Guardian
Attack of the Fanboy -The Times (subscription)
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US Warns of Threats to Media From Sony Hackers – ABC News


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US Warns of Threats to Media From Sony Hackers
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The bulletin lays out much of what the public already knows: threats against Sony in late November if it released “The Interview,” the massive cyber-hack of Sony days later, the subsequent threat of a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film, and

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Hacker steals fingerprint from photo, suggests politicians wear gloves in public – RT


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Hacker steals fingerprint from photo, suggests politicians wear gloves in public
RT
A German computer hacker has demonstrated how easy it is to foil biometric fingerprint security by using nothing but commercial software and a couple of high resolution photos of one's hand. To prove it, he recreated the German defense minister's print.
Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her handsThe Guardian
Hackers recreate fingerprints using public photosCNNMoney
Theft of German Minister Fingerprint Closes Hacking ConferenceteleSUR English
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Milwaukee police website taken down for security upgrade after possible hacking – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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Milwaukee police website taken down for security upgrade after possible hacking
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The department's main website, milwaukee.gov/police, remains online, but the news site could be down for days while the department conducts upgrades to improve site security after the possible hacking attempt. "Although we were able to quickly restore
Milwaukee police website taken down for security upgrade after possibly hackingMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Researcher: Sony Hack Was Likely an Inside Job By a Woman Named “Lena” – Gawker


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Researcher: Sony Hack Was Likely an Inside Job By a Woman Named "Lena"
Gawker
It's been weeks since the unprecedented Sony hack was first made public, and still no one—not the FBI, or the White House, or Santa Claus—has publicly provided solid evidence that North Korea was behind the attack. But if not Pyongyang—who? One team …
Sony insider — not North Korea — likely involved in hack, experts sayLos Angeles Times
Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on N. Korea as Sony HackerBloomberg
Silicon Valley cybersecurity experts say North Korea may not have started abc7news.com
Washington Times -Variety -Tech Times
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Sony Cyberattack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm – New York Times


Wall Street Journal
Sony Cyberattack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm
New York Times
The studio's chief financial officer, David C. Hendler, was calling to tell his boss that Sony's computer system had been compromised in a hacking of unknown proportions. To prevent further damage, technicians were debating whether to take Sony
Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis UnfoldedWall Street Journal
How the hacking crisis unfolded at SonyBDlive
Stale pizza, backup BlackBerrys, payroll panic: Sony Pictures mega-hackThe Register
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Sony insider — not North Korea — likely involved in hack, experts say – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
Sony insider — not North Korea — likely involved in hack, experts say
Los Angeles Times
Federal authorities insist that the North Korean government is behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts? Many are not convinced. From the time the hack became public Nov. 24, many of these experts have voiced their …
Researcher: Sony Hack Was Likely an Inside Job By a Woman Named "Lena"Gawker
Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on N. Korea as Sony HackerBloomberg
Silicon Valley cybersecurity experts say North Korea may not have started abc7news.com
Washington Times -Variety -Tech Times
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Stale pizza, backup BlackBerrys, payroll panic: Sony Pictures mega-hack – The Register


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Stale pizza, backup BlackBerrys, payroll panic: Sony Pictures mega-hack
The Register
Despite the extreme disruption, the hacking was viewed as nothing more severe within Sony Pictures than a “colossal annoyance”. It was only when hackers leaked sensitive information that Sony Pictures realised it had to be more proactive and by then
BlackBerrys to the rescue after Sony's systems hackedWaterloo Record
Old BlackBerrys came to the rescue after Sony's systems hackedChicago Tribune
How BlackBerry Ltd's old smartphones came to the rescue in the Sony hack attackFinancial Post
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Sony Hacking Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm – New York Times (blog)

Sony Hacking Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm
New York Times (blog)
Three days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees in Culver City, Calif., arriving at work, turned on their computers to find macabre images of the severed head of the studio's chief executive. Sony shut down all computer systems shortly

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FBI investigating possible revenge hacking by US banks – CBS News


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FBI investigating possible revenge hacking by US banks
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American companies are seeking ways to fend off hack attacks, like the one that recently crippled Sony Pictures. One method they're using is called revenge hacking. Companies who are hacked will try and hack their attackers, either to shut down their …
FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge HackingBloomberg
Hacked Banks May be Hacking Back as Firms Explore Cyber OffensiveClaimsJournal.com
FBI on watch as hackers' victims weigh illegal retaliationLos Angeles Times
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Sony Hack: FBI Stands by Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind Attack – Variety


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Sony Hack: FBI Stands by Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind Attack
Variety
With a major security firm casting doubt on whether the massive hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment was carried out by North Korea, the FBI and the White House are standing by their assessment that the attack was a state-sponsored hit. “There

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Hysteria Over Sony Hacking Is Unwarranted – Antiwar.com


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Hysteria Over Sony Hacking Is Unwarranted
Antiwar.com
In the latest exaggerated media frenzy over a news story, the alleged North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures' computers has been called "cyberterrorism" against "who we are" as a country." First, "terrorism" is word that should probably be retired from
Why the North Korea-US hacking row could help clear the airThe Guardian
Our View: Hacking a form of terrorismStandard-Examiner
Sony Hack Questions Remain: Did North Korea Act Alone?The Inquisitr
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Your ‘smart’ thing has been hacked – NEWS.com.au


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Your 'smart' thing has been hacked
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AT THIS time last year, numerous pundits were calling 2014 the year of the Internet of Things. The prediction was everywhere. Of course there were some sceptics, but buzz around smart homes, the quantified self, and general interconnectivity felt

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Sony Hacking Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm – New York Times


New York Times
Sony Hacking Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm
New York Times
The studio's chief financial officer, David C. Hendler, was calling to tell his boss that Sony's computer system had been compromised in a hacking of unknown proportions. To prevent further damage, technicians were debating whether to take Sony
Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on N. Korea as Sony HackerBloomberg
Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis UnfoldedWall Street Journal
FBI: North Korea is to blame for Sony hackingWashington Times
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FBI: North Korea is to blame for Sony hacking – Washington Times


Washington Times
FBI: North Korea is to blame for Sony hacking
Washington Times
The FBI remained insistent Tuesday that the Sony Pictures hack — which leaked embarrassing personal emails and confidential employee information such as salary — was to be blamed on North Korea, despite mounting evidence suggesting otherwise.

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Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on N. Korea as Sony Hacker – Bloomberg


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Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on N. Korea as Sony Hacker
Bloomberg
At least one former employee of Sony Corp. (6758) may have helped hackers orchestrate the cyber-attack on the company's film and TV unit, according to security researcher Norse Corp. The company narrowed the list of suspects to a group of six people, …
Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis UnfoldedWall Street Journal
Sony Hack: FBI Stands by Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind AttackVariety
New evidence Sony hack was 'inside' job, not North KoreaNew York Post
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Snooki’s Instagram Hacked! Reality Star Apologizes to Fans on Twitter, Calls … – E! Online


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Snooki's Instagram Hacked! Reality Star Apologizes to Fans on Twitter, Calls
E! Online
The 27-year-old reality star's Instagram was hacked on Tuesday. Fans quickly took notice of the incident after images, which did not appear to be posted by the pint-size TV personality, began popping up on the former Jersey Shore star's photo-sharing page.

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Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis Unfolded – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis Unfolded
Wall Street Journal
The day after Sony Pictures employees discovered that company email was unusable following a cyberattack, senior executives came up with an old-style communication network: a phone tree, in which updates on the hack were relayed from person to …
Ex-Worker Theory Casts Doubt on North Korea as Sony HackerBloomberg
Sony Hack: FBI Stands by Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind AttackVariety
New evidence Sony hack was 'inside' job, not North KoreaNew York Post
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U.S.: No alternate leads in Sony hack – Politico


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U.S.: No alternate leads in Sony hack
Politico
A briefing for FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator provided no usable new evidence, an official said Tuesday. The news that the FBI

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30 December, 2014

Hacking corporate networks – The Economist


The Economist
Hacking corporate networks
The Economist
THE cyber-attacks that have emerged in recent weeks have begun to sound like a screenplay. One unknown adversary destroys a German blast furnace by interfering with the computers that control it. An attack by the “Guardians of Peace” on Sony Pictures …

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Would the U.S. Really Crack Down on Companies That Hack Back? – Bloomberg


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Would the U.S. Really Crack Down on Companies That Hack Back?
Bloomberg
The FBI is probing whether any U.S. banks broke the law by hacking back at cyber-intruders to stop a wave of Iran-sponsored attacks on their networks last year, Bloomberg News reported today. The ongoing investigation, which had not been previously …
FBI seeks tech gurus for 'hacking' positionsMinneapolis Star Tribune
FBI doesn't want companies to hack in retaliationGigaom

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