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Dec 7, 2014

Sony investigator says cyber attack was ‘unparalleled’ crime

LOS ANGELES/BOSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Forensics experts
hired by Sony Corp to investigate the massive cyber
attack at its Hollywood studio said the breach was
unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an “organized
group,” according to an email obtained by Reuters on Saturday.

Kevin Mandia, the top executive at FireEye Inc’s
Mandiant forensics unit, made the comments in an email to
Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment
(SPE).

Dec 6, 2014

Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio.

The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for “Guardians of Peace,” the group that claimed responsibility for the hacking of Sony that began Nov. 24, a Sony spokesman said.

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Dec 4, 2014

Sony malware may be linked to other damaging attacks: researchers

BOSTON (Reuters) – Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered what they say is technical evidence linking the massive breach at Sony Corp’s Hollywood studio with attacks in South Korea and the Middle East.

Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Thursday it uncovered evidence that all three campaigns might have been launched by the same group, or facilitated by a single organization skilled in working with destructive malware.

Dec 4, 2014

Exclusive: Intel Security CTO Michael Fey joins Blue Coat as COO

By Jim Finkle and Supantha Mukherjee

(Reuters) – Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems Inc, a privately owned network security company.

Fey was one of the few top McAfee managers to stay with the company after it was bought by Intel Corp in 2011. McAfee is now part of Intel Security Group, where Fey had been chief technology officer.

Dec 4, 2014

Intel Security CTO Michael Fey joins Blue Coat as COO

Dec 4 (Reuters) – Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group
to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems Inc, a
privately owned network security company.

Fey was one of the few top McAfee managers to stay with the
company after it was bought by Intel Corp in 2011.
McAfee is now part of Intel Security Group, where Fey had been
chief technology officer.

Dec 4, 2014

North Korea surfaces in Sony investigators’ probe into hack

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Cyber investigators looking for the
culprits of a devastating hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment
have found some links to North Korea – hacking tools similar to
those used by that country in previous attacks on South Korea.

A person familiar with the company’s investigation said on
Wednesday that investigators hired by the company made the
connection as they reviewed evidence left by the hackers. The
person was not authorized to publicly discuss the Sony probe and
requested anonymity.

    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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