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Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

Theater owners were concerned about terror threats

Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

Sony hack was cyber vandalism, says president


North Korea wants joint probe into Sony hack, warns of consequences if not

The country denies FBI allegations that it was responsible for a hack into Sony Pictures

Staples says hack may have compromised 1 million-plus payment cards

The attack hit stores in 35 states from California to Connecticut

Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

A federal lawsuit charges that the government's Internet surveillance is unconstitutional

Obama promises response on Sony hack, says pulling movie was mistake

His strong words came hours after the FBI said North Korea was responsible for the attack on Sony

FBI concludes North Korea 'responsible' for Sony hack

Announcement follows two-week investigation into major cyberattack

What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy

Snippets of information about the secretive regime's cyberops have leaked out over the years

Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this

There's a lot of circumstantial evidence, but very little actual information on the hack against Sony

Sony hit with second employee lawsuit over hack

Latest lawsuit seeks class action status and alleges company didn't do enough to protect employee data

Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark, an Alina spinoff

Spark is installed by a script written in AutoIt and scrapes card data from the memory of POS terminals

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault'

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken

Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten movie theaters

The latest message from hackers was accompanied with a fresh data dump

Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

Clay County Hospital faced a demand for money to keep patient data from being revealed

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails

Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers look for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

2015 security predictions

11 Predictions for Security in 2015

It’s tough to know what the security landscape will look like in six months, never mind a year. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

cloud computing magritte

Do You Know the Laws that Govern Personal Information in the Cloud?

Keep your eyes open to data privacy regimes and cross-border communication.

credit card device

Retailers Must Not Ignore Security Alerts, Court Says

In what some are calling a "game changer," a Minnesota federal court held Target liable earlier this month for data breach losses because the company had ignored its own security alerts

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