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Sony Pictures hacked, data held for ransom

Hacker group called #GOP accesses the studio's internal data and threatens to make it public, according to multiple reports.

By November 25, 2014

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Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom

Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.

By October 13, 2014

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​Australian Apple devices hacked and held to ransom

A number of Apple users across Australia have reported having their iPhones, iPads and Macs targeted by hackers threatening to erase their data and demanding US$100 to regain access to devices.

By May 26, 2014

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FBI offers record $3M reward for Russian hacking suspect

The man is suspected of being the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was used by cybercriminals to steal more than $100 million.

By February 24, 2015

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015

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Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015

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Sony wants to combine 'Jump Street' and 'Men in Black'

Reported to hit theaters sometime in 2016 or 2017, a crossover of the "Jump Street" and "Men in Black" franchises would star Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum fighting aliens.

By December 10, 2014

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Sony employees to meet with FBI over hacked personal data

An email from the head of Sony Entertainment Michael Lynton to Sony staffers tells them the FBI will be on hand in their Hollywood offices this week.

By December 8, 2014

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North Korea denies involvement in Sony Pictures cyber attack

The Hollywood studio was attacked last month, with thousands of its internal documents and several complete movies leaked.

By December 7, 2014