A strong counter-narrative to the official account of the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment has emerged in recent days, with the visage of the petulant North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, replaced by another, more familiar face: former Sony Pictures employees angry over their firing during a recent reorganization at the company.
In the 1991 movie Backdraft, Robert De Niro plays the part of Donald ‘Shadow’ Rimgale, a fire department detective investigating a series of arsons in Chicago. As a former firefighter himself, De Niro’s character works closely with firefighters to piece together events based on the available evidence, both physical and circumstantial, and relies on his years of experience as both a firefighter and arson investigator.
The Sony Corporation’s PlayStation Network had connection problems for a fourth day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored.
The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting both the PlayStation Network and Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox Live on Christmas Day. Service was restored to Xbox Live on Friday.
South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyber attacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are still continuing, a week after executives revealed that the organisation's systems had been hit.
The Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co said on Monday last week that its internal systems had been hacked but only non-critical data had been stolen, and operations were not at risk.
It's tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that's not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden's files reveals that there's a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor's anonymity network as a problem, it hates the heavy encryption on chat protocols like CSpace or Off-the-Record, internet calling systems like ZRTP or highly secure email systems like Zoho.