Sony hack­ing

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY BREACHES -

When Sony Pic­tures em­ploy­ees got into the of­fice on Novem­ber 24, they dis­cov­ered that their cor­po­rate net­work had been hacked. The at­tack­ers took ter­abytes of pri­vate data, deleted the orig­i­nal copies from Sony com­put­ers, and left mes­sages threat­en­ing to re­lease the in­for­ma­tion if Sony didn’t com­ply with the at­tack­ers’ de­mands.

Sony’s net­work was down for days as ad­min­is­tra­tors strug­gled to re­pair the dam­age. Staff were re­port­edly forced to work on white­boards to do their jobs.

But the greater dam­age was from all the con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion that got leaked to the public. The hack­ers posted five Sony movies (four un­re­leased) to file-shar­ing net­works. And they also leaked

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