North Korea criticizes President Obama for backing the release of a comedy about the assassination of its leader, denies ordering the hacking of Sony Pictures and blames the U.S. for its Internet and mobile network outages.
The Christmas Day disruption of Sony's PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox Live network continue into a second day, with a hacking group known as Lizard Squad on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attacks.
While the FBI may have attributed the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, many information security experts remain unconvinced, based on the evidence that's been released to date.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, in a cryptic message, disclosed a potential security flaw that exposed the personally identifiable information of 7,054 veterans in a patient database belonging to and managed by a vendor that provides home tele-health services to the VA.
A new report now claims the breach at JPMorgan Chase is linked to a server the bank's security team overlooked when upgrading to two-factor authentication controls. Why that oversight and a well-planned spear-phishing attack were all hackers needed.
Seeking a measured response to an attack on a non-critical infrastructure company requires carefully balancing a strong message to North Korea with one that doesn't result in escalating an encounter with a rogue nuclear nation.
A week after Sony Pictures canceled the release of the upcoming film "The Interview," the studio is now planning a limited run of the movie. Also, a congressman has sent a letter to Sony requesting details on the cyber-attack.
In determining the right time to issue a breach notification, organizations have to carefully weigh the risk of premature notification based on insufficient facts versus tardy notification that can have an impact on their reputation.
Sony Pictures in late November suffered a significant cyber-attack that led to intellectual property and personal employee details being leaked online. The following infographic provides an overview of the events leading up to, during and after the breach.
The Internet reportedly went dark in North Korea on Dec. 22, days after President Obama pledged there would be a "proportionate response" to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI blames on the North Koreans.
A federal judge has denied Target's motion to dismiss a consolidated class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers affected by the retailer's December 2013 data breach. The move follows a similar ruling regarding a class action lawsuit involving banks.
North Korea not only denies the Obama administration's allegations that it hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, but promises "grave consequences" if the U.S. fails to agree to a joint probe of the breach.