Sony tells theaters they can pull 'The Interview' after threats

Dec 17, 2014

Sony tells theaters they can pull 'The Interview' after threats

Sony Pictures executives told theaters they are free to pull “The Interview” from their multiplexes following threats of violence by a hacker group, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The studio will support whatever decision exhibitors make regarding the Seth Rogen comedy, ...

Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Nov 26, 2014

Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Sony Pictures’ computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information from the group’s entertainment division. Sony did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. But the news site The Next Web reported that all Sony employees at ...

Oct 9, 2014

Several U.S. banks attacked by hackers who hit Chase

Several U.S. financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources said Wednesday. While the location of the hackers was not clear, the sources told AFP that numerous intrusion attempts were made at ...

Aug 20, 2014

Hackers steal encrypted passwords of MeetMe social network users

Hackers gained access to some names, emails and encrypted passwords of users of MeetMe Inc.’s social network, the company said. The attack occurred between Aug. 5-7, said Aaron Curtiss, a hired spokesman for the company based in New Hope, Pennsylvania. There was no indication ...

Aug 5, 2014

Researcher to show that passenger jets may be at risk of cyberattacks

Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems — a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cybersecurity ...

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. seeks Japan's cooperation in Mt. Gox probe

U.S. judicial authorities have sought cooperation from Japanese law enforcement in an investigation into alleged fraud at failed bitcoin exchange operator Mt. Gox, sources revealed Saturday. The approach came last spring from federal prosecutors in New York who opened a probe into allegations about ...