Watching a USB Hack in Action Makes Me Never Want to Leave My Computer

Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that's out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement. » 12/18/14 11:05am Yesterday 11:05am

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 Yesterday 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

Report: Sony Pictures Suspends Shoots Because It Can't Process Payments

The Times of London is reporting that Sony Pictures "cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments." The paper cites only one source in its report, but at this point, nothing seems surprising in the world of SPE. The historically awful hack from a couple weeks ago just gets more awful… » 12/12/14 6:38pm 12/12/14 6:38pm

Sony Execs Knew About Extensive IT Flaws Two Months Before Leaks

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures released one hell of an internal IT assessment. The report showed that not only was the company ignoring basic security protocol, its IT security was plagued with unmonitored devices, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability. It's dated Sept 25th, almost two months to the day… » 12/12/14 2:26pm 12/12/14 2:26pm

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

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