Sony Pictures

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2018
US charges North Korea agent over Sony Pictures hack and WannaCry

The U.S. Department of Justice charged a North Korea agent over WannaCry and 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack. The U.S. Department of Justice announces charges against a North Korean government spy that was involved in the massive WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. “the Justice Department charged on Thursday in a 174-page criminal complaint that detailed how […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2015
Wikileaks released documents from Sony hack, the company condemned it

WikiLeaks on Thursday published a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. WikiLeaks organization has leaked online a collection of documents stolen in the  Sony Pictures data breach, more than 30,000 files showing the inner workings of a “secretive” firm. WikiLeaks  published the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2015
Sony Pictures hacked by Russian blackhats, it now emerges

After months of suspects a new revelation on Sony hack states that Russian hackers hacked and still have access to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network. Sony Pictures Entertainment might have been hacked by Russian blackhat hackers and not the Democratic People Republic of Korea. This news emerged this week after renowned Russian blackhat YamaTough revealed that a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2015
USA and UK announce joint cyber ‘war games’ to improve cyber defenses

The United States and the U.K. announced that they will stage joint cyber “war games” to boost both countries’ resilience to cyberattacks. The US and the UK are planning to step up the collaboration to fight cyber threats, one of the is a series of joint war games involving cyber units from either side. The hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2015
Sony Pictures GOP hackers ‘got sloppy’ … or not?

The director of the FBI has provided further details of the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which claim that North Korea was responsible. The unique certainty on the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures is the name of the hacking team that has managed the offensive, the Guardians of Peace (GOP). The FBI linked the GoP […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2015
Sony Pictures hack – US exacerbates sanctions on North Korea

The Obama administration exacerbates economic sanctions against 10 senior North Korean officials and three entities of the country. The aftermath of the dramatic attack on Sony Pictures continues to be felt, the cyber attack against a company operating on US soil is considered by the Government of Washington a dangerous precedent. Who is behind the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2014
Sony PSN hackers Lizard Squad helped the GoP in the Sony Pictures Attack

A member of the Lizard Squad team confirmed that its group provided stolen data to GoP that was used in the attack against the Sony Pictures. The cyber criminal ecosystem is a very complex environment to monitor and analyze, many events occurred in the cyberspace seemingly unrelated, instead are connected by a thin line. This […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2014
Seizure of the directory authorities could block the Tor network

The Tor network could be seriously impacted by the seizure of directory authorities operated by law enforcement, despite it is a precious resource for all. The overall architecture of Tor network relies on nine directory authorities locate in the Europe and United States. The servers working as directory authorities provide a signed list of all the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2014
FBI stated the North Korea hacked Sony Pictures, Pyongyang wants a joint investigation

An announcement by the FBI stated the North Korea hacked Sony Pictures, but Pyongyang refused accusations and offered support for the investigation. The cyber attack against Sony Pictures is monopolizing the attention of the media, in particular, the problem of the attribution is hard to solve. The FBI released the findings of its investigation that definitively […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment is fighting back

Sony Pictures is adopting various measures to contains damages including a “fighting back” activity against website that share the stolen data. We will talk about the Sony Pictures data breach for a long time, the cyber attacks conducted by the GOP hacking team is causing serious damages to the company. It is early to estimate the overall economic impact […]