Zero Day Weekly: Sony hack goes nuclear, banks to sue Target, security seal fallacy

    Date05 Dec 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    This week, Sony's breach went nuclear, banks were cleared to sue Target for credit card hack negligence, Microsoft readied its patches, security seals lost their standing, and much more. The unbelievably extreme Sony Pictures Entertainment hack became Hollywood's Snowden moment in what might turn out to be the breach of the century (so far). CSO reports in Thursday's file dump, "Among the IT data leaked by GOP, totaling more than 11,000 files, are hundreds of RSA SecurID tokens, Lotus Notes IDs, and certificates - many of them with the required passphrase stored alongside." Hacking crew Guardians Of Peace have published more sensitive Sony internal files than anyone can keep track of: There's no end in sight -- or answers as to who or why. Silver spoon tech media darling Re/code incorrectly reported (and later insisted) that North Korea was responsible for the attack; Sony then went on record to state that Re/code's reporting was inaccurate.
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