Sony Pictures

May 9, 2024 1 min read
Sony Pictures

In 2014, Sony Pictures experienced a devastating cyberattack that led to a massive data leak, with over 100 terabytes of confidential company information being exposed. This attack resulted in financial losses exceeding $100 million for the company. The cybercriminals behind this attack employed phishing techniques, impersonating colleagues of top-level employees at Sony Pictures. They sent emails with malicious attachments, including a fake Apple ID verification request, to gain unauthorized access to the company's network. The success of the phishing attack was partly due to the reuse of passwords across different accounts by Sony employees. This attack underscores the critical importance of cybersecurity measures, including the use of unique passwords for different online accounts, to prevent unauthorized access and protect sensitive information.

Source: https://hempsteadny.gov/635/Famous-Phishing-Incidents-from-History

"id": "son009050924",
"linkid": "sony-pictures-entertainment",
"type": "Cyber Attack",
"date": "12/2014",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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