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Hackers hint at terror attacks, release more data from Sony Pictures

The group responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, the GOP (Guardians of Peace), has moved away from their normal rhetoric, issuing a thinly veiled threat of terror attacks on Christmas Day.

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Sony Pictures admits HIPAA data might have been compromised during breach

In a breach notification letter sent to employees this week, Sony Pictures outlines the full scope of data that was compromised by attackers shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Breach insurance might not cover losses at Sony Pictures

Documents leaked by the group claiming responsibility for the attack on Sony Pictures show that the company has upwards of $60 million in cyber insurance coverage after consolidating coverage with Sony Corporation of America. But will...

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Why disaster recovery planning can save lives

After Hurricane Katrina left its mark on Louisiana, the CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers says the need a disaster recovery plan hit home.

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Destover variant signed with stolen Sony certificate was part of a joke

On Tuesday, researchers at Kaspersky Lab reported that a sample from the Destover family of malware – the same family used to attack Sony Pictures – was signed by a stolen Sony certificate. As it turns out, the sample was part of a...

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FBI says there's nothing linking North Korea to Sony hack

During a panel discussion at a security conference hosted by Bloomberg Government, the FBI cyber division's assistant director, Joe Demarest, told attendees that at present, there is nothing to tie North Korea to the attacks on Sony...

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Report: Most companies fail at keeping track of patches, sensitive data

The majority of businesses don't have a solid system for tracking sensitive data or a mature patch management process, according to new survey of IT professionals.

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Mandiant to Sony Pictures: Nothing could have prepared you for this

In a letter to Sony Pictures' top executive on Saturday, Kevin Mandia, the CEO of Mandiant, said that the company's recent security problems were a well-planned crime that is unparalleled to anything his company has seen in recent...

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Sony's IT blueprints leaked by hackers

The hackers responsible for the nightmare at Sony Pictures have released more information, focusing on IT and sales operations.

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The breach at Sony Pictures is no longer just an IT issue

Sony Pictures is in the middle of a nightmare thanks to a group of people with an axe to grind. On Monday, Sony's hackers published thousands of documents compromised during the attack, exposing the company's most important assets -...

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FBI memo warns of malware possibly linked to hack at Sony Pictures

A Flash Alert issued by the FBI on Monday is warning those within its distribution circle about a type of malware that has the ability to destroy any system it infects. Those who have seen the memo, including the group where it was...

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How to maintain security in continuous deployment environments

If you wait till tomorrow to secure what continuous deployment took live yesterday, hackers will infect your application today!

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Hackers suggest they had physical access during attack on Sony Pictures

On Monday, Sony Pictures was forced to disable their corporate network after attackers hijacked employee workstations in order to threaten the entertainment giant. Now, new information suggests those responsible had physical access to...

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.

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9 apps to help you find people during disasters

These apps could help reduce panic and aid first responders to where someone might be located.

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Next year's DDOS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia

Vietnam, India and Indonesia are viewed as potential botnet sources in 2015, according to a new report from Black Lotus Communications.

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A look back at 2014's data protection nightmare

There were nearly one billion records compromised in 2014, due in part to poor supply chain protection, malicious insider access, and lackluster access management policies. Today, Salted Hash looks back at the facts and figures of a...

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Nearly a billion records were compromised in 2014

In first nine months of 2014, after 1,922 confirmed incidents, criminals managed to compromise 904 million records. Many of the incidents reported in 2014 were record setting, including twenty of them that resulted in the compromise...

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