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Stories by Martyn Williams

First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

By Martyn Williams | 17 December, 2014 08:06

Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten cinemas

By Martyn Williams | 17 December, 2014 06:25

The hackers who attacked Sony Pictures have apparently moved on to a new tactic: attempting to spread fear among the general public.

US hospital reports data blackmail

By Martyn Williams | 16 December, 2014 12:11

An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

By Martyn Williams | 16 December, 2014 10:25

The hackers who stole gigabytes of data from Sony Pictures have asked employees of the company to contact them if they don't want their information to become public.

Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

By Martyn Williams | 15 December, 2014 09:31

A further dump of Sony Pictures corporate secrets appears to have been put on the Internet over the weekend, with hackers warning of more to come.

Swedish police raid Pirate Bay and force it offline

By Martyn Williams | 10 December, 2014 09:13

Swedish police raided a data center in Stockholm on Tuesday, seizing computers and forcing The Pirate Bay website offline.

Sony says premium strategy is achieving results

By Martyn Williams | 10 December, 2014 08:29

Sony is winning customers and seeing clear results from a strategy to focus on premium products in the U.S. and improve interaction with consumers, a top executive said Tuesday.

Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails

By Martyn Williams | 09 December, 2014 12:11

The email boxes of two top Sony executives were leaked online on Monday, the latest release of potentially embarrassing corporate information following a major hack on the company's computer networks two weeks ago.

Hackers demand Sony pulls plug on 'The Interview'

By Martyn Williams | 09 December, 2014 10:29

The group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack has denied it threatened Sony employees and demanded the studio halt the release of a movie that makes light of an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea.

North Korea denies involvement in 'righteous' Sony hack

By Martyn Williams | 08 December, 2014 09:47

North Korea's government has denied any involvement in the attack on Sony Pictures, but in a Sunday statement indicated that it's not necessarily unhappy that it happened.

Hackers said to threaten Sony employees

By Martyn Williams | 06 December, 2014 11:06

The hack against Sony Pictures appeared to enter new territory on Friday when employees reportedly received messages threatening them and their families.

Bebe Stores says credit card data hacked

By Martyn Williams | 06 December, 2014 05:55

Women's clothing retailer Bebe Stores has become the latest national retailer to be hit by an attack on its credit card payment system.

North Korea denies involvement in Sony Pictures hack

By Martyn Williams | 05 December, 2014 10:26

North Korea, for the first time, has denied involvement in the recent cyber attack that hit Sony Pictures.

Silicon Valley startups discover power of political lobbying

By Martyn Williams | 04 December, 2014 10:28

They might be masters of innovation in some areas, but startups like Airbnb, Uber, Sidecar and Fitbit are finding that when it comes to Washington, D.C., the old ways are the best.

Apple iMessage lawsuit will go ahead, California judge rules

By Martyn Williams | 12 November, 2014 08:42

Hours after Apple answered years of complaints by users and issued a tool to correct a bug in its routing of text messages, a federal judge in California ruled a lawsuit against the company over the issue can go ahead.