Sony Pictures

The threat of North Korea’s city-destroying killer hackers

A defector tells the BBC that North Korea has apocalyptic cyberwarfare capabilities.


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Sorry Sony, Steven Moffat doesn’t want a Doctor Who movie anytime soon

Leaked Sony Pictures emails reveal that a “Doctor Who” movie may be on its way… albeit not in the immediate future.


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WikiLeaks releases hacked Sony documents, revealing poor password practices

Don’t feel too smug about Sony’s discomfort – ask yourself if you are taking enough steps to secure your passwords.

Does your company use strong password management software to generate complex, unique, hard-to-guess passwords?


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If the NSA hacked North Korea’s networks before the Sony attacks, there’s an obvious question…

According to new claims, the NSA has a secret foothold inside North Korea’s computer networks, and actually saw the first spear-phishing attacks against Sony Pictures.

And yet, it didn’t warn the firm it was under attack.


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foursys.co.uk

North Korean parody game cancelled after “Sony-inspired” hack

Video games developers have blamed a hack “inspired” by the recent attack on Sony Pictures for their decision to cancel a game they were creating featuring Kim Jong-Un.

Read more in my article on the Foursys blog.


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bitdefender.com

Sony hackers failed to hide their North Korean IP addresses, says FBI

“Sloppy” North Korean hackers revealed their IP addresses, claims the FBI.

Read more on the Hot for Security blog.


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The Sony hack attribution generator!

“Do you need a quick story you can pull out of your butt to explain the Sony hack at a party or job interview?”


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US levies sanctions against North Korea because of umm.. the Sony hack

Of all the reasons to have sanctions against North Korea, the one they gave special attention to was the Sony hack.

And, as we all now know, there is a lot of skepticism as to whether North Korea was really responsible for that…


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Fake “The Interview” app is really an Android banking trojan

An Android app claims to download a copy of “The Interview” but instead installs a two-stage banking Trojan onto victims’ devices.


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welivesecurity.com

North Korea falls off the internet – is the United States to blame?

Barack Obama promises that the United States will respond to the Sony hack, and North Korea drops off the internet. Could there be a connection?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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US reportedly blaming North Korea for Sony Pictures hack. But why?

It would be good to know what the evidence is, as it sure doesn’t have the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack.


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bitdefender.com

Sony Pictures demands media stops publishing leaked private data

If a company has been found breaking the law or misleading the public that there is a moral duty for the media to expose the wrongdoing.

But that’s not what’s happened in Sony Pictures’ case. So why is it right for the media to publish the stolen private information?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Imagine you’re the CEO of a big company that has just been hacked…

Imagine you’re the CEO of a big company that has just been very publicly hacked.

Chances are that you’ll be working urgently on damage limitation…


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bitdefender.com

Leaked emails reveal that hackers demanded money from Sony Pictures before attack

At 9:44am PST on November 21st, just three days before Sony Pictures’ network was brought down in dramatic fashion by hackers with locked screens and grisly displays of skulls, the company’s top executives received an unsolicited email.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Did North Korea hack Sony? It seems hard to believe

Many media reports are suggesting that North Korea might have been behind the Sony hack.

But the keyword is “might”. Attribution is always difficult, and the reports may be premature. Maybe it was a Celine Dion fan instead…


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LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony Pictures attack, faces prison sentence

A former member of the LulzSec hacking gang has admitted to attacking the Sony Pictures website, and stealing the personal information of thousands of innocent individuals.


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