IT professionals should use the nearly epic scale of the Sony cyber attacks to spur their companies into action versus panicking about potential risks.
The breadth and depth of the data breaches seen by the world in 2014 was shocking Ė spanning major banks, e-commerce giants, healthcare giants, casinos and others, exposing hundreds of millions of usernames, passwords and credit card details.
A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan.
As many organizations before it, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been compromised after some of its employees fell for cleverly constructed spear-phishing emails sent by the attackers.
Guardians of Peace, the hacker group that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment, has released another batch of data labeled simply with "Michael Lynton," the name of the company's CEO.
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