Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sony Pictures Hacked By #GOP (Guardians of Peace)

Previous Sony Pictures (Sony Pictures) computer was hacked US subsidiary, approximately 11TB of important information stolen, GOP (Guardians of Peace) Sony hacker group said the company did not meet their demands, the company did not release more than the movie exposure on the network, speculation Sony Corporation to assassinate Kim Jong-un as the theme of the movie "The Interview" is about to be released, is likely to startle events related to the DPRK.

November 25, 2014, Sony Pictures, the US branch office network is attacked, all office computers are not available, the hacker also left a signature "Hacked By #GOP" and requires the Sony computer and stole Important information about 11TB, mainly some financial documents and password file, the hacker left a message is displayed if Sony Corporation can not meet their demands on the network will be open and stole documents. The incident led to Sony Pictures was hacked office can not work, e-mail and phone systems are all paralyzed.

The Interview - Official Teaser Trailer - In Theaters This Christmas

According to the Re / code website reported, Sony company is investigating whether the incident was related to the DPRK startle. Sony Pictures's latest film The Interview will be December 25, 2014 release, the film tells the story of two American CIA was hiring a reporter to interview, citing the story of trying to assassinate Kim Jong-un, although this is a comedy, North Korea still aroused strong protest, saying it was an unforgivable blasphemy against the Korean people, if the movie release schedule, the DPRK will launch a merciless counterattack, North Korean government has also sent a letter to the Federation Council's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accusing Sony acts of terrorism.

A thread on Reddit provided information on what hackers could have stolen from the Sony pictures system. According to the thread, the data might contain passport and visa information for cast and crew working on Sony movies, Outlook inboxes, documents detailing the company’s IT systems plus accounting and research information- but all this is just a small part of this gigantic breach.

But, this is a surety that most of the data from the breach would be video files and some of them might be pirated movies downloaded by the Sony staff.
  • Adventure Time-2x04a-Power Animal.avi
  • Adventure Time Her Parents.avi
  • Adventure Time The Silent King.avi
  • Adventure Time-2x09b-Susan Strong.avi
  • Adventure Time-2x11a-Belly of the Beast.avi
  • Human.Planet.S01E05.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E02.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E06.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E03.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E04.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E01.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
  • Human.Planet.S01E07.720p.BluRay.x264-SHORTBREHD.mkv
During the week, Sony tried to get its systems up and also analyzed the damage conceded by their systems due to the breaches. But, mid-week four of the Sony movies were uploaded, each within space of few minutes. Only one of these was released in USA, their names are as follows:
  • ‘Still Alice‘ starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin (US date: Jan 16, 2015)
  • ‘Mr Turner‘ starring Timothy Spall. (US date: Dec 19, 2014)
  • ‘Annie‘ starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. (US date: Dec 19, 2014)
  • ‘Fury‘ starring Brad Pitt (US date: Oct 17, 2014)
However, there is no official word from Sony but a page from torrent site 1337x says that a user uploaded these video and will reveal another soon that is of an upcoming movie (To Write Love on Her Arms) whose release data is March 2015.

One of the sets from the data involves files that might be of significance to the piracy watchers. List of files below were used by the company Audible Magic and relate to the automatic content recognition systems.

  • audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk
  • audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk
  • set_ssh-private-key-file.htm
  • audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk
  • private_and_private_key.txt
So, it now makes upcoming week lot more fascinating as it remains to be seen how many uploads hackers will do during the week. But, one thing is for sure these hacks will hurt Sony badly not just for months but for many upcoming years.

No comments:

Post a Comment