Although the Sony attack was loud, damaging and hugely embarrassing to the company, the bigger threat is from mercenary hacker crews who steal billions of dollars of valuable technology secrets every year from U.S.
The infamous Cryptowall ransomware is back: the newest version has been spotted compromising users starting on January 12.
The Banque Cantonale de Geneve has refused to pay the ransom demanded by a group of hackers that goes under the name of Rex Mundi, and they have made good on their word and have published the whole batch of customer emails they managed to steal from the bank's website.
Critical company data is at risk in the UK as a result of organizations focusing their IT security policies and resources more on external threats, such as cybercriminals and hackers, and not enough on education and awareness of potential threats from within the business, according to Cisco.
When late last year the FBI provided an update on their investigation into the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, they fingered the North Korean government as the instigator.
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