Sony

May 8, 2024 1 min read
Sony

In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered a massive cyberattack resulting in the loss of over 100 Terabytes of data containing confidential company information. This breach not only led to financial losses estimated to be well over $100 million but also severely damaged the company’s reputation. The attack was conducted through phishing emails, where the attackers disguised themselves as colleagues using fake Apple ID verification emails. Utilizing a combination of LinkedIn data and compromised Apple ID logins, the assailants were able to acquire passwords that matched those used for Sony’s network. This significant incident underscores the importance of enforcing robust cybersecurity measures and the necessity of employing unique passwords for different online services to mitigate the risk of such breaches.

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

"id": "son601050824",
"linkid": "sony",
"type": "Vulnerability",
"date": "12/2014",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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