Apparently, Sony Pictures was hacked. The breach has still not been confirmed by the company, whose only comment so far is that they are "investigating an IT matter.” But according to a Reddit user who claims to have worked for Sony and still has friends there, every computer in the Sony Pictures network has been effectively made unusable, and is sporting the following image: According to an internal source that talked to The Next Web, all Sony employees have been instructed to go home for the day and work from there, but not to connect the company’s corporate network or check their work email.
Consumers experienced a wide range of data privacy and security threats in the third quarter of 2014 as hackers successfully conducted large-scale attacks against financial services and retail companies as well as consumers' personal online accounts and identities.
The attackers that stole payment card information from consumers of Texas-based arts and crafts store chain Michaels and international office supply chain store Staples are likely the same ones.
The US Postal Service has joined the ranks of private sector companies and governmental agencies that have been breached and had data stolen by hackers.
US retailer Home Depot has published an update on the investigation into the breach of their payment data systems and has warned that the attackers managed to get their hands on files containing approximately 53 million customer email addresses.