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ICANN Has Been Hacked

ICANN — the organisation that looks after the names and domains of the internet — has suffered a serious phishing attack that has compromised its data. The attacks were initiated in November 2014 and used emails that appeared to originate from ICANN servers to dupe employees.


The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theatre chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie’s premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.


Hacker: A URL Trick Lets You Use Someone Else's Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta’s paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. “On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else’s boarding pass,” Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. “Even if they’re on a different airline.” This seems crazy.


I'm A Sony Pictures Employee

I work at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Here are a few things that stand out to me about life on the lot right now.


The Sony Hacks Are Goddamn Terrifying

As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it’s been easy — and to be honest a little fun — to take the voyeur’s view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what’s out there and holy shit.


George Clooney Was The Only One Who Saw The Sony Hack Coming

The debilitating, often humiliating Sony hack has pretty much screwed over most anyone who’s ever had anything to do with the company ever. But when the time comes to lay blame, lay it not on George Clooney. For, as with everything else in life, George Clooney had the upper hand. His prophecy by email lies below.


Sony's First Comment On Hacks: An 'Unprecedented, Unparalleled Crime'

While the Sony Pictures hack debacle continues to unfold, Sony has now made its first substantive comments about the whole ordeal — at least internally. The company has referred to what’s happened as an “unparalleled crime” which is a “unprecedented in nature”.


Sony Data Breach Actually Exposed 47,000 Social Security Numbers, Including Rebel Wilson's

The Sony data breach continues to get worse. First, it was exposed budgets, layoffs and 3800 social security numbers, then it was passwords. Now, it’s way more social security numbers, including that of Australian actress Rebel Wilson.


People Might Actually Care Who You Are Thanks To This DIY LED Nametag

The next time you’re at a conference and forced to wear a humiliating nametag, swap that sharpied sticker for this LED badge you build yourself. The soft glow of its 50 red LEDs is sure to have your fellow attendees actually caring what your name is, what you do, and if you’re willing to make one for them too.


FBI Warns That 'Destructive' Malware Attacks Could Hit The US

The FBI has issued a confidential report to businesses in the wake of the Sony Pictures hack which explains that US businesses should remain vigilant against new malicious software that can be used to launch “destructive” cyberattacks.