Breach Brief: Sony Pictures’ computer system hacked

According to reports, the computer system belonging to Sony Pictures has been hacked after a thread surfaced on Reddit claiming all computers at the company were offline due to a breach. The Reddit thread says that an image appeared on all employee’s computers reading “Hacked by #GOP” and demanding their “requests be met” along with links to leaked data.

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What information was breached? The Next Web reveals that the ZIP files mentioned in the images contain a list of file names of a number of documents, including financial records along with private keys for access to servers. The “Hacked by #GOP” message warned that the data supposedly obtained from Sony’s systems would be divulged on Monday, November 24 at 11 pm GMT.

What are they saying? Variety reports that Sony employees have been warned not to connect to the company’s corporate networks or access their emails. The incident is still being investigated…

With the number of malicious breaches on the rise, how can you ensure that your networks are protected?

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