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To Fight Hackers, Obama Wants Companies to Share Threats

The U.S. president is expected to announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.
Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy
Security

Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy

The laws are aimed at protecting Americans and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices.
Cloud computing

If 2014 Was the Year of Stolen Consumer Data, Are Corporate Secrets Next?

With more companies moving information to the cloud, we could be in for hacks in the business-to-business world.
Tom Scearce
Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Suspends Operations Following Hack
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Suspends Operations Following Hack

The world's second busiest USD Bitcoin exchange is offline after some of its operational wallets were compromised.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hackers' Next Major Target: Your Smartphone
Hackers

Hackers' Next Major Target: Your Smartphone

Most of the cybersecurity attacks this year were aimed at computer networks, leaving smartphones relatively unscathed. But security experts warn that is about to change.
Arjun Kharpal
How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack
Sony

How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack

Employees relied on phones and note pads to reach one another, and paychecks had to be cut manually using an old machine.
North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say
Sony

North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say

An official close to the ongoing investigation says that some aspects of the hack were beyond North Korea's abilities.
3 Lessons From Sony Pictures Cautionary Tale
Cyber Security

3 Lessons From Sony Pictures Cautionary Tale

Here are three key takeaways from the hack, and what you can do to avoid these mistakes.
John Ackerly
'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend
News and trends

'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend

The embattled film became the No. 1 online movie in Sony's history.
How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation
Hackers

How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation

Sony's reaction to the cyber attack against "The Interview" caused far more harm than anything the hackers leaked.
Steve Tobak
'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds
Sony

'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds

The film opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day, drawing crowds of people who said they were championing freedom of expression.
Apple Releases First Automatic Security Update
Security

Apple Releases First Automatic Security Update

The update, which will help Mac users defend against newly identified bugs, is the first update that requires no user involvement.
Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'
Cyber Security

Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'

The president says the massive hack was a 'very costly' event.
Staples Data Breach May Have Hit More Than 1 Million Customers
Security

Staples Data Breach May Have Hit More Than 1 Million Customers

New details have been released about the retailer's October breach.
Tom Huddleston, Jr.