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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.

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…

Check if you’re the victim of a database breach with ‘Have I Been Pwned?’

Find out if you might be the victim of a big database breach with this new online tool.

Hacker claims to have jailbroken PlayStation 4 to play pirated games, and upset Sony

Wherever you stand on the debate of whether people should be able to jailbreak their home entertainment devices, one thing is for sure.

Hackers really don’t like Sony.

Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers’ details

“There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better,” says ICO director.

How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?

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.

Suspected LulzSec member arrested by FBI for Sony Pictures hack

Raynaldo Rivera, suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to Sony Pictures, and stealing the personal information and passwords of thousands of innocent internet users, has been arrested by the FBI.

Michael Jackson unreleased tracks stolen from Sony

Hacko Jacko! Two British men are alleged to have hacked Sony’s network and made away with Michael Jackson’s entire back catalogue, including unreleased recordings.

LulzSec suspect pleads not guilty to Sony Pictures website hack

Cody Kretsinger, 23, suspected of being a member of the LulzSec hacking gang, has pleaded not guilty to a high profile attack on the Sony Pictures website.

Sony suffers another security scare – 93,000 user accounts broken into

Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.

Homeless hacker arrested by FBI in LulzSec/Anonymous investigation

The FBI has arrested two alleged hackers in San Francisco and Phoenix, believed to be asssociated with the LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist groups.

And one of them is homeless.

Hackers plant bogus celebrity stories on Sony Music Ireland website

If you went to the website of Sony Music Ireland earlier today you would have seen some astonishing celebrity stories..

Nintendo latest to fall victim to hacker attacks

Nintendo is the latest well-known name to fall victim to a series of cyber-attacks that have been dominating the IT headlines in recent weeks.

But it seems the hackers have a lot more love for Nintendo than Sony.

Sony says credit card details *were* encrypted, but questions still remain

Sony confirms that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted, but doesn’t reassure customers regarding the strength of encryption.

PlayStation Network hacked: Personal data of up to 70 million people stolen

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network are at risk of identity theft after hackers broke into the system, and accessed the personal information of videogame players.

PlayStation Network hacked: five days and counting..

The Sony PlayStation Network has been offline since 20th April, following what the company calls an “external intrusion”.