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Hunting the hackers: Tough and getting tougher, but more important than ever  05 January 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Events such as the massive attack on Sony Pictures have emphasised yet again how anyone with a grudge and a certain amount of technical knowledge can undermine the digital systems on which modern internet-connected economies rely.
Behind the Scenes at Sony as Hacking Crisis Unfolded  02 January 2015 
Source: Wall Street Journal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The day after Sony Pictures employees discovered that company email was unusable following a cyberattack, senior executives came up with an old-style communication network: a phone tree, in which updates on the hack were relayed from person to person.
2015 Network Security Predictions: 8 Things That Won’t Happen  30 December 2014 
Source: Gartner - Posted by Anthony Pell   
You’ve probably read your fill of security prophets (many employed by security vendors) prognosticating about all the scary/wonderful security stuff that will happen in 2015. Rather than go down that too-traveled route, I’ve decided to take a different angle and discuss 8 buzzed-about vendor-wished-for phenomena that will not occur in the coming year, and will confuse your security posture..
The Pirate Bay domain back or scammers making money?  23 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It is two weeks now after The Pirate Bay servers raided at Nacka, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm. Since then, the pirate Bay site has been offline. But today, the domain showed signs of being alive and kicking. Will this lead to a full fledged comeback or is this a scam site hosting ads?
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.
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