If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the status of the Sony attacks over the past month, you should know there’s been a bit of rampant speculation as to who was actually responsible for bringing the movie studio to their knees over the release of a Seth Rogen buddy comedy.
Authorities in the UK and Finland have been questioning two people allegedly involved with the hacker group, Lizard Squad, who were responsible for the Christmas Day attacks on PlayStation and Xbox.
The FBI is now hiring technology experts to join their forces in roles like cyber special agents and computer scientists with experience in ethical hacking, malware analysis, and computer programming.
South Korea has admitted that the computer systems at some of its nuclear reactors have been hacked. This has raised serious concerns about the safety and integrity of its nuclear facilities, especially since the country is technically at war with North Korea.
After increased pressure from both North Korea and the United States government, Sony has officially decided to pull all showings of the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco movie The Interview from theaters until further notice.
This week a Baltimore city police detective declined to tell a defense attorney how the police tracked a defendant in a Baltimore Circuit Court robbery trial. A local judge threatened to hold the detective in contempt of court for declining to reveal the methods used to locate the robbery suspect’s phone. Instead, the detective decided Read More
Following last week’s raid of Silk Road 2.0, The Daily Dot reports that the illicit market’s servers were hosted in Lithuania, according to a local news report. The Lrytas site (page in Lithuanian) reports that Lithuania’s law enforcement agencies assisted the FBI in the operation, which saw a Bureau agent undercover on the second incarnation Read More
This week, federal prosecutors in New York announced the arrest of the man they believe to be responsible for the online drug marketplace, Silk Road 2.0. San Francisco tech geek and developer Blake Benthall has been accused of a plethora of conspiracy counts related to drug dealing, including computer hacking, money laundering and trafficking in Read More
We’re almost used to hearing about major data breaches a la Target but smaller incidents continue at an alarming pace as nearly 8,000 people were recently breached in Miami at a healthcare facility. The Miami Herald reports that the Jessie Trice Community Health Center discovered a data breach on its systems targeting 7,888 patients in Read More
Estonian hacker Sergei Nicolaevich Tšurikov, who infamously led a hacking ring that stole $9.4m from WorldPay in 2008 has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Tšurikov, who was extradited to the US to face trial and pleaded guilty, and a team of accomplices cracked the encryption and removed the withdrawal limits of ATMs belonging Read More