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North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet - NYTimes.com

North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet - NYTimes.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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While perhaps a coincidence, the failure, which lasted about 10 hours, began after President Obama said the U.S. would respond to an act of “cybervandalism” against Sony Pictures.

A strange thing happened to North Korea’s already tenuous link to the Internet on Monday: It failed.
While perhaps a coincidence, the failure of the country’s computer connections began only hours after President Obama declared Friday that the United States would launch a “proportional response” to what he termed an act of “cybervandalism” against Sony Pictures.
Over the weekend, as North Korean officials demanded a “joint investigation” into the Sony attacks and denied culpability — an assertion the United States rejected — Internet service began to get wobbly. By early Monday, the Internet went as dark as one of those satellite photographs showing the impoverished country by night.


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Most North Korean hackers are located outside of the country, see the end of the article.

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Sony exec fires back at President Obama

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Speaking with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton fired back at President Obama's criticism.

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MIchael Lynton's interview with Fareed Zakaria is revealing how this cyber attack happened, what they did to respond and that they still want to show 'The Interview' to the public.

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How to keep the NSA from Spying through your Webcam

How to keep the NSA from Spying through your Webcam | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Spy tools, whether designed by intelligence agencies, cyber crooks or internet creeps, can turn your camera on without illuminating the indicator light. Online tutorials even instruct neophyte hackers on how to hijack your webcam.

You already know that laptops, desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones are all at risk of being hacked. But did you know that intruders might use the built-in camera to take surreptitious pictures and videos of you and your surroundings or hijack your microphone to eavesdrop on conversations?

The latest story from the Edward Snowden leaks yesterday drives home that the NSA and its spy partners possess specialized tools for doing exactly that. According to The Intercept, the NSA uses a plug-in called GUMFISH to take over cameras on infected machines and snap photos.

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Are we living in a sci-fi world now? This is amazing. The solutions are downright simple.

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North Korean Defector Jang Se Yul Trained With Hackers - Business Insider

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"The US shouldn’t take them lightly.”

Whether North Korea was responsible for the Sony hack or not, the consensus is that North Korea has some of the best hackers in the world.

There have been some reports recently about North Korea’s special cyber warfare unit, known as Bureau 121. The North Korean government has made grooming its “cyber warriors” a top priority for decades, and has given first class treatment to its hackers.

Jang Se-yul, a North Korean defector who now leads an organization called North Korea People’s Liberation Front in Seoul, could have been one of them. 



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Specially trained 'hacker' units from a rogue country!

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Cyber-Bully Business | Social Media Today

Cyber-Bully Business | Social Media Today | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
What started off as an attempt to credit a business for a great tip got turned around on me by one vicious person who called me a spammer and encouraged others to get involved in the bashing. By the end of the conversation I was called a eunuch, a wannabe, and a peasant. Worst of all, this internet harassment came from a business account!

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Advice like this is very valuable. The internet has incredible leverage, but once it turns against you it can get rough.

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How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi

How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

I don’t know about you, but I love working from coffee shops. There is something about it that helps the creativity flow and I seem to be able to write better. From many entrepreneurs that I talk to feel the same way. It’s a great feeling to sit down with a nice Mocha and pump out some good content and complete tasks. But there is one HUGE risk when doing this…

With coffee shops, or anywhere else that offers free public WiFi, it is a perfect place for snoopers and hackers to take all of your files and info. For example, let’s say you jump on Facebook real quick to check out what’s happening… That username and password you just typed in, just went public. Meaning, anyone with the right program (which I am not going to talk about) could have just swiped your info. It’s crazy, but it really is that easy. The same goes for logging on via your tablet or smartphone. Public Hot Spots are NOT safe at all! So the question is, do we risk our privacy for convenience?

Well the good news is, you don’t have to! Your best solution for keeping your info safe while enjoying your local coffee shop is something called a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN helps encrypt your data going through the WiFi. VPNs also provide other features besides just security, but I want to focus on the security aspect in this post.

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Yes! Highly recommended. I have used VPN's for years, living in emerging countries where Skype was blocked and many websites or social networks. Now we use it all the time, even in safe locations, especially when looking up financial accounts. I remember just recently accessing a credit card account, without having my VPN on. The next day this account was hacked. VPN's are a must.

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Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:41 AM

Want to stay safe while on public WiFi? Well consider using #VPN ---> How To Protect Your Business Info From Prying Eyes When Using Public WiFi #cybersecurity

Jim's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:33 AM

How often do we stop to log in to get an update on email or social media and figure "what's the risk?" In this case, it could be plenty.

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:34 AM

Get the Scoop on with public WiFi!