For those of you who coded this nasty you are; A_BNCH_OF_CNTS.
Security experts have been able to obtain and analyse samples of the malware linked to the Sony Pictures breach. An FBI advisory issued on Monday, leaked to Reuters, warned US businesses to be vigilant about a new strain of “destructive” malware. The link between the Sony breach and the malware described by the FBI is yet to …
I wonder if all those rubbing their hands with glee at this happening to the employees of an unrelated division of Sony would be as delighted if it happened to their company?
All it needs is some self-appointed vigilante to decide that they don't like something your company did 10 years ago, and it'd be your personal info getting hacked and leaked. It would be your personal projects getting wiped. Still funny?
Easy to laugh about Sony, but it shows how vulnerable IT became these days, nothing seems safe for hacking teams with huge research budgets.
Given the fact that *everything* can be hacked, perhaps complexity should be brought in as an additional weapon. Yes it is efficient to have everything on virtualized Windows machines with a standard off the shelf storage box, deploy network access guarded by standard network appliances provided by somebody with the largest market share.
In nature, differences in genes protect humanity from completely dying off from a single disease.
(re)Introducing AIX, DB2, Oracle and Linux file serving instead of the obvious MS-soup, perhaps use an alternative authentication schema instead of AD might just be the steps which could protect against being overrun completely and have all your data on the street. Yes parts of it could perhaps still be stolen, and everything still has its own vulnerabilities, but the increase in diversity makes it harder to get complete access.
The green screen shot posted at krebsonsecurity.com shows that Sony does run on multiple platforms. But these days it's very easy to grab data off the mainframe, so data like that shown in the screen shot could have easily been exported by users and grabbed off their hard drives by GOP.
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