More evidence has emerged that makes the Sony Pictures hack look similar to a suspected attack on South Korean companies over a year ago. And a spokesperson for the North Korean government, rather than denying his country’s involvement, is playing coy as the damage to Sony appears to be growing daily.
When contacted by the BBC, a spokesperson for North Korea’s mission to the United Nations said, "The hostile forces are relating everything to [North Korea]. I kindly advise you to just wait and see."
The next version of Apple’s iOS has been jailbroken by Chinese hackers, weeks before it is even been released to the public.
Jailbreaking is a term used for the process of removing the restrictions placed on Apple from its operating system iOS. After jailbreaking a phone the owner is able to download non-approved applications.
The FBI has joined the investigation of the cyber attack that crippled computers at Sony Pictures and led to the theft of some new movies.
“The FBI is working with our interagency partners to investigate the recently reported cyber intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment,” the bureau said yesterday in an e-mailed statement.
Kaspersky has used its annual gaze into the crystal ball of cybercrime to predict attacks on digital wallet and virtual payment schemes, citing Apple Pay as a potential target.
The malware-mashing security company has suggested that ATMs and payment systems will be likely targets for hackers in the coming 12 months, naming the recently launched Cupertino Bucks service as a probable victim.
The devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment entered a new phase this weekend, after it was revealed that five unreleased Sony-made films have leaked onto file-sharing Internet sites and the studio confirmed that it is working with law enforcement to catch those responsible.