The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
The hacking gang Lizard Squad has claimed credit for knocking Sony's PlayStation Network offline. Meanwhile, investigators continue to suspect North Korea may have launched the recent, "unprecedented" hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Technology will always play a critical role in security. Yet, companies cannot rely exclusively on the tools. People present a number of security-related problems that companies must address with education.
Security practitioners must change their mindset, says Dave Merkel of FireEye. We have to stop thinking we're preserving peace and realize that we're responding to warfare from well-armed attackers, he contends in this video interview.
Except for the leak of celebrities' private data, the "wiper" malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment shares "extraordinary" similarities with previous wiper attacks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, a security researcher finds.
A remote-access attack that compromised a parking facility provider with locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Washington highlights how commonly used point-of-sale terminal and software brands are increasingly being exploited by hackers.
The destructive code that was used to infect and erase hard drives at Sony Pictures Entertainment - and which apparently was the subject of a recent FBI "flash alert" - has been identified as "wiper" malware known both as Destover and Wipall.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
For the first time since 2010, the FFIEC has released updated guidance about Bank Secrecy Act compliance requirements and money-laundering risks. As a result, a fraud expert says banks should brace for more regulatory scrutiny in early 2015.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
A new report from FireEye about the emergence of cyber-attacks aimed at the accounts of executives at publicly traded corporations for the purpose of "obtaining an edge" in stock trades has raised some questions among financial fraud experts.
A confidential FBI "flash" alert is warning of "wiper" malware attacks - that delete hard drive content - against U.S. businesses. Security experts say the alert is tied to the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which may be linked to North Korea.
A year after Facebook received a bug report regarding a loophole in its app architecture, the vulnerability remains exploitable, says the researcher who discovered this potential threat to user privacy.
Retailers say tokenization and encryption are critical to ensuring payment card data security. Aite's Natalie Reinelt describes how merchants will use layers of security to protect data at the point of capture.