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Report: U.S. planning “proportional response” to Sony hack, blamed on North Korea  19 December 2014 
Source: boingboing - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One day ahead of an expected announcement by U.S. officials that North Korea is responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, CNN reports that federal investigators have evidence that “hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system.”
 
London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS  17 December 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A 17 year-old Londoner has pleaded guilty to a series of denial-of-service attacks against internet exchanges and the Spamhaus anti-spam service last year.
 
This Linux grinch could put a hole in your security stocking  16 December 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A grinch may be snatching away some year-end holiday time, forcing Linux system administrators to fill a gaping security hole in their systems.
 
Pirate Bay Responds to The Raid, Copies and The Future  15 December 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Pirate Bay crew has broken its silence for the first time since the site was knocked down hard by a raid in Sweden last week. The people behind the site are still considering their options and have no concrete comeback plans yet. Nevertheless, they encourage the public to keep the Kopimi spirit alive.
 
Hackers promise “Christmas present” Sony Pictures won’t like  15 December 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This weekend, the “Guardians of Peace”—the cyber-attackers who brought Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network down in November and have since shared over a terabyte of the company’s internal data—made two more dumps of SPE data to file sharing sites and torrents.
 
Sony Was Hacked in February and Chose to Stay Silent  12 December 2014 
Source: Gawker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sony says the recent breach of its servers and weeklong cyber humiliation is an "unprecedented" strike and an "unparalleled crime." If they're shocked by these events, they've been shocked for almost a year: leaked emails obtained by Gawker show security troubles dating back to February.
 
‘Sabu’ warns U.S. gov’t on critical infrastructure  11 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sabu aka Xavier Monsegur who was a LulzSec and a Anonymous collective member, gave a free and frank interview to the CBS co-host Charlie Rose on Tuesday. He used his first interview after arrest to warn the US authorities of impending cyber attacks on critical US infrastructure.
 
Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here’s What We Know  10 December 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
he popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers.
 
Zero Day Weekly: Sony hack goes nuclear, banks to sue Target, security seal fallacy  05 December 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This week, Sony's breach went nuclear, banks were cleared to sue Target for credit card hack negligence, Microsoft readied its patches, security seals lost their standing, and much more.
 
12 security problems that EMV and tokenization won't solve  02 December 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
On Nov. 1 of next year, merchants that aren't ready to accept chip-based cards instead of the current magnetic-stripe cards will become liable for fraudulent transactions that today are covered by the credit card companies.
 
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