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Lessons from the Sony Hack

Sony Pictures has been plagued by a massive computer security breach for weeks now, and the problems don't seem to be going away anytime soon. As alarming and problematic as this cyber attack have been, what does it mean for everyone else?

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Tags: Data Protection, Malware, Hack, Cyber Security, GOP, Guardians of Peace

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Critical Updates for Microsoft and Adobe

Microsoft and Adobe released several updates to fix critical security flaws, some of which are already being exploited.

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Tags: Microsoft, Security, Cyber Security, Adobe, Flash, Update

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PlayStation and Xbox Hacked

If you tried to access the PlayStation Network yesterday, or Xbox Live just before that, you might not have been able to get on. Why? You can thank the Lizard Squad, the hacker group that attacked both gaming networks.

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Tags: Security, Hack, Cyber Security, Xbox, PlayStaton, Lizard Squad, DDOS

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GOP Strikes Sony Again

Sony Pictures, as we've already discussed, was recently hacked by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace, or GOP. Instead of making it a hit and run though, GOP has continued to torment the company.

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Tags: Hack, hack, Cyber Security, GOP

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Beware Order Confirmation Emails

Did you receive an order confirmation email for something you did not buy? It's not a mistake; it's a trap. Do not click any links or open any attachments in that email.

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Tags: Virus, Malware, Asprox

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale on Stolen Credit Cards

Retailers aren't the only ones who go in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Cyber criminals are offering discounts on stolen credit and debit card information.

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Tags: Security, Cyber Security, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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Sony Pictures Held Hostage by Hackers

A hacker group called the Guardians of Peace has locked Sony Pictures employees around the world out of their computers and is holding them hostage, but the hackers aren't asking for money.

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Tags: Security, Hack, hack, Cyber Security, GOP