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.
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.
The CEO of a Pakistani firm that developed a mobile spyware application called StealthGenie has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of selling an illegal "interception device." Find out why one observer says the case could be precedent-setting.
European privacy watchdogs say Google and other search engines must comply with "right to be forgotten" link-removal requests not just on their European sites, but across all of their sites, raising fears of EU censorship run amok.
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.
A new U.K. government report accuses social networks of serving as a "safe haven for terrorists," inflaming what some see as tense relations in the post-Snowden era between the British government and Silicon Valley.
A massive international operation has resulted in the arrest of 118 people suspected of using stolen card data to buy airline tickets, or using fake tickets, thanks to big data capabilities for combating crime.
Anti-virus firms Symantec, F-Secure, and Kaspersky Lab have been criticized for not issuing public alerts more quickly about powerful Regin espionage malware that has capabilities that reportedly rival Stuxnet and Flame.
Less than 48 hours after warnings first surfaced about espionage malware called "Regin," debate rages over who's been running the related attack campaigns, for what purpose, and if anti-virus vendors should have sounded warnings more quickly.