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Cyber sleuthing tracks hackers

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2014’s cyber attack against Sony made headlines around the world and caused considerably damage to the company in both reputation and financial accounts; it’s reputed to have cost Sony in excess of $30 million to deal with the immediate aftermath of the attack as well as long-term increase in security… Read more »

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Hacking group sets sights on PlayStation, Xbox over Christmas

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You may need to dust off Scrabble and Monopoly this holiday season after hacking group Phantom Squad has promised on Twitter that they will take down the PlayStation network and Xbox over the Christmas period. This is not an original idea; last year, another group called Lizard Squad did just… Read more »

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Sony agrees to pay $8m for 2014 breach

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Media giant Sony has agreed to pay millions of dollars in compensation to their employees whose personal data was taken during a hack attack in 2014. The breach took place just before Sony’s release of the controversial film “The Interview” parodying the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his fictional… Read more »

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North Korea comes closer to denial of Sony Pictures hack

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Following a North Korean spokesman’s “wait and see” reply to recent allegations that the country was involved in November’s hack attack on Sony Entertainment, the country has now denied involvement. Nonetheless, they have called it a “righteous deed” due to hard feelings against the company. In June this year, North… Read more »

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Sony’s hacking saga continues

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A series of recent hack attacks on Sony continues, this time shutting down the company’s online PlayStation store. Upon visiting the site, users are greeted with the message: “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault.” While the culprits of the recent attack on Sony Entertainment and the… Read more »

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North Korea does not deny Sony Pictures hack

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Sony Pictures is working to get back on track after its systems were hacked last week, followed by the online leak of a number of its unreleased movies. Many people believe that the perpetrator could be North Korea, but a spokesman for the the country only replied, “Wait and see,”… Read more »

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Sony assures users information is safe after hack attack

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Hackers hit the Sony Corporation’s huge PlayStation network. This comes in the same week a bomb threat was made to a flight carrying a top Sony executive in US. Sony issued a statement on their PlayStation blog explaining that the network was taken down by a denial of service attack,… Read more »

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Jackson’s back catalogue stolen from Sony

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Already having to pay out for last year’s huge PlayStation Network breach, Sony is in the spotlight again after the entirety of Michael Jackson’s back catalogue was stolen from the company by hackers. The cyber attack saw the illegal download of around 50,000 music files belonging to the singer, including… Read more »

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Australia clears Sony but urges quicker customer notification

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Sony can take a deep breath knowing that its list of worries didn’t grow any longer, at least for one day. The company has recently been cleared of charges that it violated Australia’s Privacy Act with the April PSN breach. However, reviews of the breach weren’t all rosy. Although Sony… Read more »

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