The aftermath of the massive cyber attack directed at Sony Pictures is still being felt today. Guardians of Peace, the group behind the attack, has released a two text documents containing a list of files that were stolen. Impressively, these two documents alone reach about 1GB in size; showing just how much information was taken.
On Monday, Sony Pictures discovered that its corporate network had been hijacked; along with all its social media feeds. Twitter channels that were originally established to promote movies were instead claiming that Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton would go to hell along with unspecified associates.
A Reddit thread dedicated to examining what little information the hackers leaked about the stolen documents has discovered an interesting treasure trove including passwords, movie contracts, celebrity passports, and even several television shows that may have been pirated by an employee.
The extend of this breach only underlines just how little thought in put into cyber security, and how dangerous it is to store information on internet connected servers. Nobody is entirely sure how the hackers managed to penetrate so deeply into the network without being noticed, but it should be a wakeup call for entire industries to properly secure their systems.
[Source: Ars Technica]