North Korea Wants to Work With the US to Investigate the Sony Hack

In a predictably bizarre move, officials in Pyongyang are now proposing that North Korea and the United States work together on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack. The country says it can prove that they didn't do it. North Korea also warned of the gravest consequences if the U.S. does not agree to the… » 12/20/14 1:30pm Saturday 1:30pm

How Much Your Inbox Is Worth to Cybercriminals

Many of us have had the experience of receiving a spammy email from a friend or loved one, only to have a frantic follow-up note arrive a few minutes later from that person stating that his or her email account was hacked and warning us not to open or respond to any of the messages sent by the intruder. To be sure,… » 12/18/14 10:38am Thursday 10:38am

A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 1:40pm Tuesday 1:40pm

George Clooney Was the Only One Who Saw the Sony Hack Coming

The debilitating, often humiliating Sony hack has pretty much screwed over most anyone who's ever had anything to do with the company ever. But when the time comes to lay blame, lay it not on George Clooney. For as with everything else in life, George Clooney had the upper hand. His prophecy by email lies below. » 12/09/14 4:20pm 12/09/14 4:20pm

Your Favorite Anonymous App Is Not Anonymous At All

Security researchers recently discovered a serious flaw in Yik Yak, the "anonymous" messaging app popular with teens. In surprisingly simple fashion, the flaw offered hackers a way to discover the identities of Yik Yak's supposedly unnamed users. It also provides a good opportunity to issue this very important PSA:… » 12/09/14 3:00pm 12/09/14 3:00pm

We Just Got One Step Closer to Killing the Password

The FIDO Alliance, whose members include everyone from Google to Samsung, just announced new password-free standards for regular and two-step authentication. In other words, the entire tech industry now has protocol for letting you sign into accounts without a password. Get ready for everything but typing out *****. » 12/09/14 1:55pm 12/09/14 1:55pm

Leak Reveals Hackers Sent Extortion Email to Sony Execs Before Attack

Now things are starting to make sense. The latest leak of data stolen from Sony Pictures in a recent hack appears to be the email archives of two top executives at the company. It also reveals that the hackers asked those executives for money to prevent the destructive attack. Apparently, the execs didn't even open… » 12/08/14 8:00pm 12/08/14 8:00pm

Hackers Demand Sony Pictures Kill The Interview

In case you forgot about the historically massive Sony Pictures hack last week, a group of hackers just reminded the world that they exist and remain angry. In a new post, hackers identifying themselves as "the GOP working all over the world" leaked data that they claim came from Sony's servers. Their demand? Pull The… » 12/08/14 5:00pm 12/08/14 5:00pm

Hackers Threatened to Put Sony Pictures Employees and Families in Danger

The Sony Pictures hack went from from weird to unbelievable in a matter of days. Now, it's just scary. Multiple sources are now saying that hackers sent Sony Pictures employees emails threatening to harm them and their family members. Said one employee, "It's really crazy and scary." » 12/05/14 6:05pm 12/05/14 6:05pm

The Feds Are Finally Going to Help Companies Avoid Getting Hacked

On the heels of a painful-to-watch volley of insane revelations about the recent Sony Pictures hack, the Department of Justice has announced that it's creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit. The new unit will be part of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section. And—here's the kicker—it will help the… » 12/04/14 6:35pm 12/04/14 6:35pm

The Tech That Will Kill Passwords Dead

Passwords are broken. Most people pick crappy passwords, and that inevitably leads to trouble.(We're looking at you Sony Pictures.) Good passwords are basically impossible to remember. Heck, even the dude who invented passwords thinks they're a total nightmare. The time to kill the password is overdue, and thankfully… » 12/04/14 2:30pm 12/04/14 2:30pm

North Korea: No, We Didn't Hack Sony

Despite rumors that Sony Pictures would officially blame North Korea for the recent hack that exposed everything from its payroll to its employees medical records to unreleased scripts, a North Korean diplomat now says his country didn't do it. The New York-based official says it's just "another fabrication targeting… » 12/04/14 11:35am 12/04/14 11:35am

The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

It's time to take a moment of silence for Sony Pictures, because more startling revelations about leaked information just came out and employees are starting to panic. BuzzFeed raked through some 40 gigabytes of data and found everything from medical records to unreleased scripts. This is probably the worst corporate… » 12/03/14 10:05am 12/03/14 10:05am

That Sony Pictures Hack Exposed Budgets, Layoffs and 3,800 SSNs

Sony Pictures suffered a pretty devastating hack last week. In fact, according to documents recently leaked on the web, it looks like Sony Pictures might've just suffered one of the worst corporate hacks in history. Salary numbers, layoff strategies, personal details of laid off staffers, and some 3,800 Social… » 12/02/14 1:42pm 12/02/14 1:42pm

The Bizarre Story Behind Last Night's Craigslist Hack

If you tried to visit Craigslist late Sunday night, you probably had a very weird experience. Instead of arriving at that sultry sea of classifieds, you were probably sent to DigitalGangster.com. Then, you were likely redirected to YouTube, where a very strange animated rap video filled your ears with lyrics about… » 11/24/14 4:27pm 11/24/14 4:27pm