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Cyber Crime

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  • FBI director: Sony hack had "clear links" to North Korea malware, exclusive IP addresses

    The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration's effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea's government was responsible...
  • President calls for timely alerts after data breaches

    President calls for timely alerts after data breaches
    President Barack Obama really took Sunday's Watchdog column to heart. A day after I wrote about some patrons of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem getting notice about the data breach there 10 months after it happened, the president said the White...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' to get 'freedom edition' home video release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment's "The Interview," the comedy at the center of the studio's hacking woes, is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb 17, the studio said Wednesday.  The controversial film has been available through video on-demand for...
  • Obama's push for new cybersecurity legislation, amid new threats, contains programs long used

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation. But an Associated Press review shows that some of his plans are retreads from years past....
  • White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

    White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
    In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking...
  • Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches

     Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches
    In the wake of high-profile data breaches, President Obama proposed legislation to require companies to notify customers within 30 days of discovering that their personal information was exposed to hackers. The initiative was one of several data...
  • What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out

    What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out
    The ransomware attack that hit the Florrick, Agos & Lockhart law firm was television fantasy in an October episode of "The Good Wife," but Jim Maloney of Woodstock knows the realities of a computer held hostage. Ransomware, a computer virus that usually...
  • Public statements in Sony case could cause bind for US, depending where evidence trail leads

    The Obama administration's extraordinary decision to point fingers at North Korea over the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. could lead to a courtroom spectacle in the event charges are ultimately filed against someone without ties to the...
  • Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches

    Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches
    President Obama on Monday proposed the first federal standard for data breaches, which would require companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery that their personal information was exposed to hackers. In a speech at the Federal Trade...
  • Obama: Companies should tell customers of data hacks within 30 days

    President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. A...
  • Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack

    Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack
    A shifty lawyer, a whiskey-loving clergyman, a dashing knight, secret agents, hackers, lovers, cops and music moguls are among the new characters TV viewers will meet as the winter season launches scores of new and returning shows. As far as I'm...