The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, and the company's decision to yank the release of a film in the wake of hackers' threats, has provoked intense reactions. Read the comments and join the conversation.
The White House says that it's treating the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "national security matter." But it says it's too early in its investigation to definitively attribute the attacks to any particular group or nation.
Many security experts say Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" following a "terror" threat made by hackers against movie theaters and theatergoers sets a dangerous precedent.
Don't take at face value the report that the U.S. government believes that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, numerous information security experts say, warning that hacktivists, insiders or other nations could be the culprits.
Hackers issued a "terror" threat against movie theaters that show the forthcoming Sony comedy "The Interview," but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot."
A tiny Illinois hospital was the target of an extortion scheme in which an anonymous e-mailer threatened to make public patients' information. The incident shows why providers of all sizes need to be prepared to deal with emerging threats.
The healthcare sector can learn three important lessons from the recent hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which compromised employee health data, says breach resolution expert Michael Bruemmer of Experian.
A breach notification letter sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment to its employees offers a conclusive look at the amount of personal information, including healthcare data, taken by hackers following a Nov. 24 "wiper" malware attack.
The sentencing of a former Alabama hospital worker to two years in prison for his role in an ID theft incident that resulted in tax refund fraud, and a related class action lawsuit, illustrate that insider threats are a major ongoing challenge, two privacy experts say.
Three weeks after attackers launched a wiper malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and began leaking stolen data, Sony has threatened legal action against media outlets that publish related information.
HHS is acknowledging the need to ensure healthcare organizations of all sizes have timely access to the latest cyberthreat intelligence. But the agency needs to take prompt, bold leadership action on this issue.
A report claiming that Las Vegas Sands Corp. was hit with a "wiper" malware attack back in February, similar to one that recently affected Sony Pictures Entertainment, illustrates why more organizations need to mitigate the risks of such an attack.