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Box Office: "The Hobbit" Conquers Movie Theaters Worldwide
The final installment of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" made an impressive mark at the box office worldwide. It's cumulative earnings on the domestic end is over $90 million. Worldwide, the film has brought in $117,600,000. Besides fantasy, family comedy and musical attracted movie-goers with "Annie" and "Night At The Museum" in the top 3.
1. Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Warner Bros. - $56,220,000
2. Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb - 20th Century Fox - $17,300,000
Gunman Kills Two NYPD Officers In Response To Eric Garner's Death
Just before a gunman shot two New York City police officers "execution-style," the murderer announced his plan on the internet. According to reports, the gunman posted that he planned to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Later, the gunman killed himself.
New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, "They were, quite simply, assassinated, targeted for their uniform and the responsibility they embraced... Both were ambushed and murdered."Read More
Holiday Travelers Face Winter Storm Ahead
Santa not only brought presents under the tree, but a storm from the sky. AccuWeather reports as the train of storms from the Pacific Ocean continues, rounds of rain and mountain snow will fall on areas from the Northwest to the Intermountain West and Rockies through Christmas Day. A strong storm will affect the Northwest this weekend with gusty winds, heavy low-elevation rain and high-elevation snow.
Staples' Security Breach Affects 1.16 Million Cardholders
Security breaches are not just reserved for Sony Pictures. In the midst of last-minute holiday shopping, Staples reported a major system hacking that they believe affects approximately 1.16 million payment cards.
Staples’ data security experts detected that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores. Upon detection, Staples immediately took action to eradicate the malware in mid-September and to further enhance its security.Read More
FBI Confirms North Korea As Hacker Source Behind Sony Cyber Attack
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After national speculation over who hacked Sony Entertainment Pictures in one of the biggest security breaches in cyber terrorism history, the FBI has confirmed that North Korea was behind the attack. According to Reuters, the FBI will issue a formal statement today. As a result of the cyber threats, Sony has decided not to release "The Interview" on Christmas day.
The initial statement said, "As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions."Read More
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