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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, a banner for "The Interview" is posted outside Arclight Cinemas in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A look at North Korea’s cyberwar capabilities

- Associated Press

Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in recent years, officials in Seoul believe, despite North Korea protesting innocence.

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Pitch made for new NC info technology department

- Associated Press

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration wants lawmakers next year to create a Cabinet-level department to consolidate control and management over scores of computer networks and information technology projects across North Carolina agencies.

WITH STORY MIDEAST ISLAMIC STATE CYBERATTACK BY RAPHAEL SATTER - In this photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Lebanese Bahaa Nasr of Cyber Arabs checks his email from his office in Beirut, Lebanon.  Cyber Arabs is an online safety project run by the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting and Nasr is among those who recently helped uncover a botched cyberattack suspected of having been carried out by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

- Associated Press

A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious software to its arsenal.

2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

- Associated Press

Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online.

IHSA to post hoops title-games video online

Associated Press

The Illinois State High School Association says fans of high school basketball will soon be able to watch state-title games from six decades online.

India's space program notches 2 more successes

Associated Press

India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program - launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space.

Vancouver school wins contest for recycling

- Associated Press

Lifting the lid from a plastic container, Cedric Hitzeman broke off a chunk of waste cardboard and paper decomposing with the aid of mushrooms.

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

- Associated Press

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

- Associated Press

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Seth Rogen, center, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, arriving in North Korea to a welcoming crowd in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

- Associated Press

Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

- Associated Press

In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.