The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
The hacking gang Lizard Squad has claimed credit for knocking Sony's PlayStation Network offline. Meanwhile, investigators continue to suspect North Korea may have launched the recent, "unprecedented" hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Technology will always play a critical role in security. Yet, companies cannot rely exclusively on the tools. People present a number of security-related problems that companies must address with education.
Security practitioners must change their mindset, says Dave Merkel of FireEye. We have to stop thinking we're preserving peace and realize that we're responding to warfare from well-armed attackers, he contends in this video interview.
Except for the leak of celebrities' private data, the "wiper" malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment shares "extraordinary" similarities with previous wiper attacks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, a security researcher finds.
The destructive code that was used to infect and erase hard drives at Sony Pictures Entertainment - and which apparently was the subject of a recent FBI "flash alert" - has been identified as "wiper" malware known both as Destover and Wipall.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
A confidential FBI "flash" alert is warning of "wiper" malware attacks - that delete hard drive content - against U.S. businesses. Security experts say the alert is tied to the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which may be linked to North Korea.
European privacy watchdogs say Google and other search engines must comply with "right to be forgotten" link-removal requests not just on their European sites, but across all of their sites, raising fears of EU censorship run amok.
A new U.K. government report accuses social networks of serving as a "safe haven for terrorists," inflaming what some see as tense relations in the post-Snowden era between the British government and Silicon Valley.
London's Metropolitan Police force has announced sweeping changes to its plans for fighting online crime and fraud. Security experts say the changes reflect how the vast majority of all crime today has a cybercrime component.
Anti-virus firms Symantec, F-Secure, and Kaspersky Lab have been criticized for not issuing public alerts more quickly about powerful Regin espionage malware that has capabilities that reportedly rival Stuxnet and Flame.
Less than 48 hours after warnings first surfaced about espionage malware called "Regin," debate rages over who's been running the related attack campaigns, for what purpose, and if anti-virus vendors should have sounded warnings more quickly.