Sony Pictures Hack

Holy balls, this is bad: http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/05/technology/security/conan-obrien-sylvester-stallone-sony-hack/

Thoughts?

And there is still terabytes worth of data not released into the wild…

It looks like Sony was being quite irresponsible with their IT policies. Absolutely no excuse is this day and age. Especially when you’ve been hacked before. Any security expert would have gasped at the holes they left open. Not encrypting data at rest? Tsk tsk. SSNs left lying around in spreadsheets? face palm.

This is just one more in a long line of security bungles for Sony. Remember when Sony put root kits on customer computers? Pepperidge farms does.

If you ask me, it doesn’t sound like they are even trying. Sad to see, especially since it looks like they are embracing BSD.

I don’t know or care about the potential North Korean connection. Last I heard, they traced the hack back to Thailand, but that could have been brokered from third parties all over the earth. It’s a little too close to P.R for Sony for me to take their word about North Korea.

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