Sony Pictures is being sued by two former employees for failing to protect from hackers staff data about salaries, social security, and healthcare.
According to a Los Angeles federal court filing, the two ex-employees have proposed a class action lawsuit, which means more people would be able to join in litigation against Sony Pictures.
Despite rejections from its closest allies and calls for delay, ICANN is determined to create a "coordination council" for its internet-steering NetMundial Initiative this month. Why?
The initiative was born out of a meeting in April between some governments, ICANN, and others, in Brazil, to discuss the future direction of the web in the wake of Edward Snowden's NSA surveillance revelations.
The group claiming to have hacked Sony Pictures has warned people to stay away from theaters showing "The Interview," saying they will attack audiences who show up to see the comedy about North Korea's leader.
However, the Department of Homeland Security said it has found no evidence such a threat actually exists. "[A]t this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States," the DHS said in an emailed statement. The movie is scheduled to open December 25.
On Tuesday Apple announced that ten new banks have agreed to work with Apple Pay to offer credit card support. With those additions, plus the recent additions of SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA banks, Apple Pay now accepts credit cards that represent about 90 percent of US credit card transaction volume, according to the New York Times.
A little more than 16 months ago, word emerged that the FBI exploited a recently patched Firefox vulnerability to unmask Tor users visiting a notorious child pornography site. It turns out that the feds had waged an even broader uncloaking campaign a year earlier by using a long-abandoned part of the open source Metasploit exploit framework to identify Tor-using suspects.