Just yesterday there was more speculation that North Korea could be behind the hack on Sony Pictures, and now it looks like the FBI has confirmed it, despite an earlier report also from the FBI that suggested that there was no evidence of North Korea’s involvement, but we guess further investigation probably uncovered additional information.
According to the FBI’s statement, “As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” This is based on evidence found in the code of the malware, which apparently are similar and have been used in previous North Korean attacks in the past. Read full post →FBI Confirms North Korea’s Involvement In Sony Hack
We’re sure you’ve probably seen this in movies and TV shows where the good/bad guy attempts to hack a computer network or system just by plugging in a USB drive. Once the USB drive has been plugged in, the hack seems to run without a hitch and if you’re wondering if that’s just the imagination of movie writers, apparently it is pretty damn real.
Samy Kamkar, a developer, apparently wears such a device around his neck. Called the USBdriveby, it’s basically a USB microcontroller that is small enough to be worn as a necklace. It will connect to computers via USB and is designed to take advantage of the security flaws found in USB ports. Read full post →This USB Necklace Is Able To Hack Your Computer In Minutes