Russian Hackers Leaking Sony Pictures’ Data For Money, Reveals US Security Firm
Almost two months after the massive security breach at Sony Pictures, new details about the hack attack have surfaced online. US security firm Taia Global has reported that Sony’s servers are still at risk as Russian hackers are still inside the network.
Conclusive claims by the firm are actually making the already existing debate, which rose after the attacks on Sony in November, even worst. The firm says that it can evidently prove that some Russian hackers are leaking the information from Sony’s network and the same bunch is likely to be involved in the November attacks.
U.S. government, on the other hand, has already declared North Korea wholly responsible for the catastrophic ambush in November. Considering the Taia’s claims, it appears, Russian perhaps had hands in glove with the Guardian’s of Peace (GOP) hackers. Which were assumed to ruin Sony in reaction of its role in producing the film The Interview. Guardians of Peace hackers raged at the depiction of the murderous death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The Taia received the data through a hacker who is living in Ukraine. But Taia CEO Jeffrey Carr’s conviction is rather meaningful. He said he was “100 per cent certain” the leaked information was factual and that it is a strong possibility that Russian hackers are still behind Sony.
The data – including the Excel created files and inter-company sent Emails – proves the recent contravention is possibly siphoned off by Yama Tough, an online hacker who has been persecuted in the past. The CEO explained that the emails weren’t too old, as the most recent was dated of just the previous month. One piece from the illegally transferred data was created by the network employee, who was contacted and confirmed that the document was legitimate.
Revealing very watchful sort of details, Tough told Taia that a Russian hacker, who had been on “occasional contract work for Russia’s Federal Security Service” was possibly giving illegal reach to Sony’s network to earn rewards. “This is all they do, they break into networks and they steal data. And they do it for multiple companies and they never leave the network… It is an ongoing breach,” Carr voiced.
Nonetheless, what is more susceptible along with the current breach is now the FIA’s previous claims against North Korea for November attacks. What is obvious from Taia’s claim is that there might be multiple groups working on the mission of shutting down Sony’s systems and leaking huge data not only then but even now.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.