Cyberattacks getting bigger, more frequent
Hackers hit bank. Is your info safe anywhere?Hackers penetrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase & Co., the country’s largest bank, stealing names, email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers over the summer of 2014. The theft of personal information from 76 million households raises questions about the safety of money in the digital era. DAVID GOLDMAN/Associated Press file
Home DepotThe Home Depot said it eliminated malware that affected 56 million unique payment cards in 2014. TOBY TALBOT/AP File
Target-Data BreachTarget had to lower its forecast for its second quarter in part because of costs related to a massive data breach that occurred in late 2013, company officials announced. DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP File
How 'The Interview's' VOD grosses could change the gameA computer screen shows Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview,” available for rental on YouTube Movies. Sony appears to have had a win with “The Interview.” Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, but the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days. AP FILE PHOTO
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:00 am | Updated: 2:12 am, Sun Jan 4, 2015.
IT professionals are well aware of the massive breach at Sony Pictures that derailed the release of “The Interview” and leaked scripts, movies, financial information, emails and the personal information of tens of thousands of employees. Fred Menge, founder of Tulsa-based information security and digital forensics company Magnir, said he’s not surprised the hack got such widespread attention.