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  • Sony's PlayStation back online after Christmas hack 12 hours 44 minutes ago

    Washington: Sony's PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft's Xbox went down in an outage. An allegedly coordinated Christmas day hack brought down the gaming consoles, both hot gifts for the holiday season, although Xbox has been...
  • Sony works for third day to restore PlayStation after attack 17 hours 59 minutes ago

    Boston: Sony worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day. "We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayStation matter," Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jenny Shearer...
  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row Yesterday

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with...
  • Sony threatens to sue Twitter if it doesn't ban accounts that are spreading hacked emails 5 days ago

    New York: Still recuperating from the embarrassing disclosure of several emails stolen in a hacking attack by a group called Guardians of Peace, Sony has reportedly threatened to sue Twitter unless it bans accounts that are linked to the leaks. According to The Verge, the threat was made in a letter...
  • North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack 5 days ago

    Washington: North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumours of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but...
  • CEO Sony Pictures Lynton expresses disappointment on President Obama's comments 6 days ago

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan 6 days ago

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan 1 week ago

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal? December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from...
  • George Clooney slams media and Hollywood for not supporting Sony after hacks December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: George Clooney says he tried other studio heads and important people in Hollywood to sign a petition to support Sony Pictures following the hack attack on its computers but no one came forward. Clooney, 53, said the industry is scared but people, including media, should have supported the studio...
  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely December 19, 2014

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack: A look at key developments December 19, 2014

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download....
  • Hackers threaten 9/11-type attacks; Sony tells theatres they don't have to screen 'The Interview' December 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony Pictures Entertainment has told theatre owners that they can cancel their plans to show "The Interview," according to multiple reports. The decision to debut the film on December 25 is now with individual theatre chains. This late Tuesday development comes just hours after the hackers issued threats against theatergoers...
  • Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details December 17, 2014

    New York: Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. The lawsuits seek to gain class-action status on behalf...
  • Sony hacking highlights challenge to CEO Kazuo Hirai's 'One Sony' vision December 16, 2014

    Tokyo: Leaked emails reveal a cultural gulf between Japan's Sony and Hollywood subsidiary Sony Pictures Entertainment, highlighting the challenge of CEO Kazuo Hirai to turn around the money-losing company under the slogan One Sony. The Japanese conglomerate is heading for its fifth net loss in six years, raising questions about its...
  • From tear-free onion chopping to easy peeling and juicing: Simple everyday microwave hacks December 15, 2014

    Your microwave can do a lot more than just reheat the leftover next morning. Here are some simple tricks that can help you increase the value and usage of your microwave. From tear-free onion chopping to easy peeling and juicing, this infographic has some tricks you can use to lessen...
  • Your personal information has been hacked. Now what do you do? December 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • US State Department's unclassified email system hacked November 17, 2014

    Washington: The US State Department's unclassified email systems were the victim of a cyberattack in recent weeks, around the same time as White House systems were breached, a senior US official said on Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said none of the department's classified systems was compromised....
  • Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm found guilty in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history October 31, 2014

    Stockholm: The Swedish co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was found guilty on Thursday in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the world's best-known hackers, is expected to be sentenced on Friday by a Copenhagen court with the prosecutors seeking six years in jail. Warg's...
  • Facebook scans the Web for stolen passwords, alerts affected users October 21, 2014

    New York: In a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords. The service checks credentials to see if they match those being used on Facebook. Once it finds a set of stolen credentials,...
  • Poodle bug: Beware! Hackers could take control of your email, banking, social networking accounts October 15, 2014

    Boston: Three Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. The discovery of "Poodle," which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy...
  • 7 million Dropbox accounts allegedly hacked; hundreds of passwords leaked on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site October 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website. The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation. "We will keep releasing more to the public...
  • Hackers access about 100,000 private Snapchat photos; Snapchat blames third-party apps October 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Mobile messaging company Snapchat blamed third-party software apps for possible security lapses that may have led to its users' private photos being at risk of online publication by hackers. A file containing at least 100,000 Snapchat photos has been collected by hackers who were preparing to publish them online,...
  • Actor Mohanlal's website hacked, messages favouring Pakistan posted October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam film actor Mohanlal's official website was hacked on Tuesday allegedly by a pro-Pakistan group. The hackers posted messages supporting Pakistan's stance on the Kashmir issue. The message on the website said that a team called Cyber Warriors was behind the hack. The website was restored shortly. His website...
  • Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime: magazine October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Lawrence, 24, said...
  • Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere? October 4, 2014

    New York: Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken - names, addresses, telephone numbers and email. But that's still a lot of personal detail, and experts warn that...
  • Your medical record is worth 10 times more than your credit card on the black market September 25, 2014

    New York/Boston: Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • Jadavpur University website hacked, claims Registrar September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: With Jadavpur University students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was on Saturday posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked. "I am sorry" was the message posted on the website in...