Sony is in some real trouble right now after a recent hack attack on Sony Pictures exposed the internals of the company to the whole wide world. And the hacker group behind the attack has now released even more info including social media accounts, employee salaries, passwords for pretty much every account, and the list goes on.
If you thought a few leaked movies and some execs’ six-figure salaries being exposed to the world was a big deal, after last night’s leaks there's barely anything left private inside of Sony Pictures. The hackers, calling themselves Guardians of Peace (GOP) have made public the salaries of thousands of employees along with their social security numbers.
The attackers have also leaked clearly marked accounts and passwords for pretty much any account imaginable, including internal accounts for servers and services such as Citrix, social media accounts for movies like Ghostbusters and the Social Network. They’ve also leaked login info for things like Youtube, Amazon, Bloomberg, New York Times, even FedEx.
Meanwhile some ex-Sony employees talked to Fusion and mentioned they were not at all surprised. They said that “Sony’s information security team is a complete joke” with a history of ignoring vulnerabilities. Previous attacks on Sony’s services seem to corroborate those remarks.
All the while Sony is in disarray, though they are working with the FBI who are investigating the security breach. And speaking of that, the malware used in the attack, called Destover, has the feds spooked enough that they issued an advisory to US businesses just after Thanksgiving.
As for the hackers themselves, they seem to be on a path of total destruction. Though they originally mentioned demands, nothing has been made public about those since that original attack. Sony originally suspected the hacker group to be of North Korean origin, thanks in part to the malware used in the attack. However the country has come out saying they are not behind this.
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