Hackers Re-Emerge With New Identities

After Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked shortly before Thanksgiving of 2014, the attackers — who dubbed themselves the Guardians of Peace — went quiet. Or so it seemed. But now researchers say they’ve linked the attackers — whom the U.S. government has said were directed by North Korea — to a chameleon-like group active since at least 2009 and still on the digital warpath, attacking systems in South Korea and elsewhere in Asia. A...

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China’s Internet Censorship Goes Beyond Borders

China has moved beyond censoring Internet content seen by its own citizens to using a new cyberweapon researchers have dubbed the Great Cannon to silence critics around the world, according to a report released Friday. The first use of this capability was a weeks-long attack against websites that offer tools to help users evade Chinese censorship. By sending crippling amounts of Web traffic, the attacks attempted to knock offline the...

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