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Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault'

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New ransomware avoids hitting the same victim twice

A new strain of ransomware, OphionLocker, generates a unique hardware identifier for each new infected machine so that it can avoid hitting the same victim twice

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken

First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees want compensation for the data leak

Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten movie theaters

The latest message from hackers was accompanied with a fresh data dump

Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

Clay County Hospital faced a demand for money to keep patient data from being revealed

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails

Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers look for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

Weeks after hack, Sony continues to see corporate data leaked on the Internet

More trouble brewing for Uber in Brussels

Uber is an illegal service that keeps violating the rules, a Brussels minister said

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A brief history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

FBI: The top 3 ways Congress could help fight tenacious cyber threats

FBI cyber exec, details to GameOver Zeus malware, data breaches, botnets and attacks on eBay, Sony, J.P. Morgan Chase.

UK spooks to hunt down pedophiles on the 'dark net'

Pedophiles will have nowhere to hide, UK Prime Minister Cameron said

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Senate's torture report will provoke hacktivist reprisals

The release Tuesday of the U.S. Senate's report that excoriated the Central Intelligence Agency for torturing suspected terrorists will result in retaliation by cyber-hacktivist groups, a security expert predicted.

Uber hit with unlawful business lawsuits in San Francisco, LA

Lawsuit follows September warning and is latest legal hurdle for the company

DOJ: Companies need to trust gov't on cybersecurity

U.S. companies should recognize that criminal investigations are different from surveillance, a DOJ official says

IBM: CISO’s outgunned in the cybercrime corral

IBM’s third annual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) study of 138 security executives found that 60% said their organizations are outgunned in the cyber war and that sophisticated external threats were identified by 40% of...

Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails

The hackers have released more confidential data and reissued threats against the company

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Hawkeye G battles malware so you don’t have to

New product from Hexis Cyber Solutions automates the detection, prevention and removal of malware.

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