The Sony Pictures hack was one of the major security incidents of last year, and as 2014 rolled to a close and we entered the new year, V3 readers were keen to find out the latest on the saga.
In late December, North Korea hit back at accusations by the US government that it was behind the cyber attack. This was swiftly followed by US politician Elijah Cummings writing to Sony Pictures to ask the firm to open up about the incident.
It wasn't just Sony that ended the year with security woes. Security firms Group-IB and Fox-IT revealed that a hacker group has been siphoning tens of millions of dollars from bank accounts in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia, among other countries, and from retailers in the US and Europe.
But not all cyber criminals are getting away with it. Officers from Thames Valley Police welcomed in the new year with the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Twickenham, who has been linked to gaming network hacker group The Lizard Squad and thefts from PayPal.
As hacks and cyber attacks continue to dominate the headlines, Apple issued its first automatic update at the end of December, to deal with a vulnerability that affects the Network Time Protocol in Mac OS X clock systems.
Apple normally trusts its users to download updates manually, but the firm delivered the NTP fix automatically because it could be exploited remotely.
V3 readers got some light relief away from security fears with our guides to building a private cloud and the skills required to get the most out of big data.
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