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Open Thread: Sony Is Not Done Being Humiliated Yet

Not while other media sources, like CBS, are around: Cybersecurity experts are questioning the FBI’s claim that North Korea is responsible for the hack that crippled Sony Pictures. Kurt Stammberger, a senior vice president with cybersecurity firm Norse, told CBS News his company has data that doubts some of the FBI’s findings… He says Norse [Read more...]

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Stop Saying North Korea Didn't Hack Sony

At this point, anyone who doubts that North Korea helped hack Sony is disagreeing with top cybersecurity experts in the world and the US intelligence community. Nevertheless, many smart people are highly skeptical that a tinpot dictatorship...Show More Summary

Was The FBI Wrong About North Korea Being Behind The Sony Hacking? According To This Guy, Yes!

Uh oh! This doesn't look too good! Could the FBI have been wrong about North Korea's involvement in the Sony hacking? That's what one cybersecurity firm is saying after launching their own independent investigation into the situation! Kurt Stammberger, senior vice president at Norse the security firm, has come out saying that the findings they've dug up cast [...]

Experts explain how you could become a victim of cybercrime in 2015

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Cybersecurity experts’ predictions for the year ahead: from ransomware and healthcare hacks to social media scams and state-sponsored cyberwar Will 2015 be a happy new year for internet users? Not if cybercriminals have their way. Online security companies have been making their predictions for...

Did the FBI get it wrong on North Korea?

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A cybersecurity firm's data suggests a Sony insider was key in pulling off the hack

Remember When Republicans Filibustered The Cybersecurity Bill?

One would think that the media would be mentioning this in light of the recent attacks on computers... Sony... North Korea... hackers... NYT, August 2, 2012, Cybersecurity Bill Is Blocked in Senate by GOP Filibuster, (BARF WARNING --...Show More Summary

Do you want to be Sony's new cybersecurity manager?

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The company has posted several security and risk management jobs in the past few days

China links: Rare earths, internet diplomacy, spies, bribes, cybersecurity and more

Amy Chang of CNAS has published a detailed report on the stakeholders, drivers and fragmented nature of China's cybersecurity policy. Peter Mattis on China's four main intelligence collection agencies operating in Taiwan. How China's...Show More Summary

Three white-hot areas for cybersecurity investors in 2015

Guest: The global security market was little more than a cottage industry in 2002, when it was an insular $3.5 billion market dominated by just five vendors. Fast-forward to today and there is — I estimate — $87 billion being spent in 2014, while that number should increase to $120 billion by 2017, according to AGC Partners (.pdf). […]

Sony No Stranger to Hacks, Has Lobbied on Cybersecurity Since 2011

The U.S. government Friday officially accused North Korea of being behind the recent, massive hack of emails and other confidential information at Sony Pictures, and the studio nixed its planned release of "The Interview." But this isn't the first time that Sony has been sweating an embarrassing data breach.

Sony hack highlights long-standing concerns about cybersecurity

Business is cranking up after the latest high-profile computer network invasion, which may be the worst so far

Chinese malware targets visitors to official Afghan government websites

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that was used to...

Could North Korea Take Over the Internet?

The cyber attacks on Sony have given rise to much commentary on the sophistication of the North Korean state's cybersecurity program. The hermit kingdom is far from alone in its offensive and defensive cyber build up with numerous nations around the world seeking to join the list of the cyber powers. Show More Summary

Sony No Stranger to Hacks, Has Lobbied on Cybersecurity Since 2008

The U.S. government Friday officially accused North Korea of being behind the recent, massive hack of emails and other confidential information at Sony Pictures, and the studio nixed its planned release of “The Interview.” But this isn’t the first time that Sony has been sweating an embarrassing data breach. In 2011, Tim Schaaff — then…

USA Orders a Hacker Drama Starring Christian Slater

At least these Sony hacks were good for business for someone. On Monday, USA Network ordered to series Mr. Robot, a drama about an elite hacker caught between the criminal underground and cybersecurity firm he works for. "Mr. Robot could...Show More Summary

1.16 Million Payment Cards Breached in Staples Hack

I n case anybody still believed we were doing ok on cybersecurity, Staples just announced that malware deployed at 115 of its stores nationwide gave hackers access to some 1.16 million customers' payment cards. Check here to see if your store was hit. Read more...

Should Your Company Get Cybersecurity Insurance?

More and more companies are buying insurance to protect themselves from the financial disaster caused by data breaches like the one Sony suffered.

It’s Time to Get Proactive About Cybersecurity

The past year has been a year full of cybersecurity threats, big data leaks and rampant hacks. It seems no one is — not SMBs or multi-national corporations, and certainly not the average Internet user. At the start of the year, Kaspersky Labs predicted 2014 would be the year of cyber-insecurity, and it seems they were right. Show More Summary

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