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The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described in the alert appeared to describe the one that affected Sony, which would mark first major destructive cyber attack waged against a company on U.S. soil. Such attacks have been launched in Asia and the Middle East, but none have been reported in the United States. The FBI report did not say how many companies had been victims of destructive attacks.
The technical section of the FBI report said some of the software used by the hackers had been compiled in Korean, but it did not discuss any possible connection to North Korea.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is exploring the possibility that hackers working on behalf of North Korea, perhaps operating out of China, may be behind a devastating attack that brought the studio’s network to a screeching halt earlier this week, sources familiar with the matter tell Re/code. The timing of the attack coincides with the imminent release of “The Interview,” a Sony film that depicts a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The nation’s ever-belligerent state propaganda outlets have threatened “merciless retaliation” against the U.S. and other nations if the film is released.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: Rodinus
I think we are seeing the beginning of a new day concerning crime. But, maybe that's a good thing. No more Black Friday/Cyber Monday ads all over the place.
Just maybe it will help the masses realize what a actual gift means? You know, something that is useful year 'round.
I'm not encouraging the use of malware, and actually think that those who use it should be shot. But there is always a plus side. If it wakes people up to their idiotic spending habits, then there is a plus side.
Of course, everything is becoming digitized, so that's the down side of things.
"We Want equality [sic]. Sony doesn't. It's an upward battle...Sony doesn't lock their doors, physically, so we worked with other staff with similar interests to get in."
The image was covered with the phrase "Hacked by #GOP," beneath which was a list of instructions and demands. The note said that Sony was already aware of the group's demands and that the group would release Sony's "secrets and top secrets" if they did not comply by last night.
Lynton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the UK government's Film Policy Review group. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Film Institute, as well as the boards of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the RAND Corporation.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921, is a United States nonprofit, 4900 member organization, publisher, and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Its membership has included senior politicians, more than a dozen Secretaries of State, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, and senior media figures.
RAND Corporation (Research ANd Development) is a "research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous." Formed after World War II to connect military planning with research and development decisions, it separated from Douglas Aircraft Company on on May 14, 1948 and became an independent, nonprofit organization. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations including the health care industry, universities and private individuals.
originally posted by: Cygnis
Hmm, anyone tried any of those addresses to get a copy of the file?
Would be interesting to see if there is anything in there..
Certainly not something I would browse to, without some precautions in place, like a anon proxy..