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Sony Pictures hackers stole 47,000 social security numbers, including Sly Stallone’s

A week after it was brought to a standstill by a hacker group that may or may not have hailed from North Korea, things are getting even worse for Sony Pictures. The hackers that crippled the company’s computer systems have now released a vast hoard of Sony Pictures’ private documents onto the internet. An analysis of more than 33,000 documents showed that they displayed passwords to internal computers, credit cards, and social media accounts, as well as the Social Security numbers of 47,000 current and former Sony Pictures workers.

Among the affected are Hollywood celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, Rebel Wilson, and Anchorman director Judd Apatow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Social Security numbers can be found…

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Senior EPA official stole $850,000 while masquerading as a CIA agent

The job of senior policy advisor to the EPA doesn’t sound like a very exciting one, but for John C. Beale, it was an open license. Beale’s official job was running the agency’s Air Policy office, but he convinced his colleagues he was also on contract to the CIA, taking unannounced trips to Pakistan and blaming recurrent absences on a fictional malaria infection, contracted during an equally fictional tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

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FBI: there is ‘no evidence’ that AntiSec stole Apple device IDs from an agency laptop

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Earlier today, hacker collective AntiSec released a file with over one million iOS unique device identifiers (UDID). Furthermore, the group claimed it harvested a total of some 12 million UDIDs from an FBI laptop, raising questions as to why the FBI had that data in the first place — but now the FBI is teling its side of the story. In a statement to All Things D the FBI says, “at this time, there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”

The FBI also noted that there was no reason to believe that the agency “either sought or retained this data — it sounds like the agency is trying to sooth fears that the government was keeping tabs on these users. Along with the…

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