Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

May 6, 2024 1 min read
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) was targeted in a destructive cyberattack by the Lazarus Group, a North Korean government-sponsored hacking team. This attack was a retaliation for the movie 'The Interview,' a comedy that depicted the assassination of North Korea's leader. The attackers infiltrated SPE's network by sending malware to employees, leading to the theft of confidential data, threats against SPE executives and employees, and the damage of thousands of computers. This attack not only caused significant financial damage but also raised concerns about the safety and security of data within the entertainment industry.

Source: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/north-korean-regime-backed-programmer-charged-conspiracy-conduct-multiple-cyber-attacks-and

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"linkid": "sony-pictures-entertainment",
"type": "Cyber Attack",
"date": "06/2018",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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