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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

The US Is Getting a New Anti-Cyberattack Agency

Today, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco will give a speech at the Wilson Center at an event on cyber threats. According to the Center, Monaco will “preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks.” And apparently, one way to prevent …

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Madonna Hacker Arrested: Israeli Man Allegedly Leaked Tracks from Upcoming Album

Israeli police have confirmed that they have arrested a man in connection with several computer hacks and data leaks – the most notable of which involved Madonna. In December more than a dozen new tracks, many off Madonna’s upcoming album Rebel Heart, were leaked online. Madonna had a bit of a freakout on Instagram, calling the intrusion “artistic rape” and …

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North Korea Denies Sony Hack, Makes Threats

The point of North Korea’s lengthy, rambling denial of involvement in the recent Sony hacks is pretty clear – but the way they get to that point is anything but. Per usual, broken English is the method of delivery for “The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK”, which has released a statement of sorts re: Sony …

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Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ by Canceling The Interview

President Obama has officially weighed in on Sony’s decision to pull the new film The Interview, due to threats made by a hacker group which previously exposed company documents. “Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, …

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FBI: North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack

According to the FBI the November hack of Sony Pictures, which led to the leak of tons of company data as well as influenced the company’s recent decision to yank the film The Interview from theaters, was the work of North Korea. From the FBI: As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments …

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‘Team America: World Police’ Is Also Getting Yanked from Theaters

According to several theaters which had planned to screen the 2004 comedy Team America: World Police in lieu of the film The Interview, Paramount has put the kibosh on the whole thing. Texas regional theater group Alamo Drafthouse made headlines earlier when they announced a screening of the Trey Parker/Matt Stone film this Christmas to replace a screening of the …

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Theater to Show ‘Team America: World Police’ in Lieu of ‘The Interview’

While it’s still up in the air whether or not the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview will ever see a theatrical release, we do know that it won’t happen anytime soon. Since Sony pulled the plug on the film’s Christmas premiere due to vague threats from alleged Sony hackers, one regional theater is doing the next best thing to …

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Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53 Million Email Addresses

A large and lengthy data breach put some 56 million credit cards at risk, Home Depot revealed back in September. Now, the largest home improvement retailer in the world says that it also exposed nearly the same amount of customer email addresses. According to a statement from Home Depot, further investigation has determined that files containing approximately 53 million email …

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Snapchat Photo Hack, If Real, Wasn’t Snapchat’s Fault (Says Snapchat)

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported on “The Snappening”, a supposedly massive Snapchat hack that includes upward of 200,000 photos. The hack was reportedly organized and …

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JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first thought. Attackers obtained names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, but not the really sensitive data like account numbers, passwords, …

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Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites “including household names and small Internet sites”. The Times reports: Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements …

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Michaels Security Breach Affected Three Million Cards

Michaels, North America’s largest specialty arts & crafts store, has confirmed that a security breach exposed data from millions of transactions from May 8th, 2013, to January 27th, 2014. “Our customers are always our number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused. We are committed to assisting affected customers by providing …

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