Sony May Employ Hacking Methods to Protect Its DataAdded: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Apparently, the company has to use hacking techniques in order to prevent netizens from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing services. Some media reports claim that Sony Pictures is using Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform that underpins Netflix, Amazon’s store and other streaming and retail brands and provides access to hundreds of machines in Asia, which Sony is using to bombard websites that share its stolen data.
In other words, the allegations are that Sony uses DDoS attacks that attempt to overload the websites of the target and prevent people from accessing it. Such attacks are usually used by hackers in order to sabotage company services. However, the reports are that they have also been used by movie studios, which tried to prevent people from downloading pirated versions of movies from various cyberlockers and file-sharing services.
However, it is unlikely that Amazon would let this activity continue. Such move would present a myriad of potential legal problems to Sony. During the recent hack, the company had confidential data leaked, including 5 of its movies, all usernames and passwords for its Twitter and Facebook accounts and even pay details for top executives and movie stars.
The initial hacker attack, which crippled the computers of the company across its American and international offices, was originally linked with North Korea due to the release of a movie The Interview, which depicts an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. However, the FBI stated that North Korea has nothing to do with the hack – instead, it turned out that the links were found leading to Bangkok, Thailand. In the meantime, North Korea called the hack a “righteous deed”.
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|Back in the day films were actually shot on film, ( Some of us vaguely remember them actually being pretty good too ). These were stored in the imaginatively titled 'film canisters'. Now a film canister is a fairly simple device, it lets you put a film in it, it has a lid, which, you'll never guess, you can close. When a film is in a canister nothing can get in, not even light, it is effectively sealed off from the world. Now there is nothing wrong with storing your new film in a digital format, on hardrives. You can put them in a room, say, mission impossible style, 10 foot thick concrete walls a super combination lock door which weighs the same as a house, pressure switches, movement sensors, employ gruff looking security guards, have a password system that requires retina scanning and blood samples... but if you connect your hardrives with a little wire that connects it to the outside world you really only have yourself to blame if someone comes along and steals it don't you? Indeed stupidity on a monumental level Sony.|
|I don't really care to much about Sony electronics. Their big|
screen smart TV's made so poorly that after 2 years, they
start developing all sort color and white screen issues, than
they charge you $1500 to replace the whole screen when you
only really need a logic, t-con or mainboard for under $100. I
see why they've so many enemies and unhappy customers.
|All this is just making me want to see this interview fim even more lol|
|posted by (2014-12-19 00:53:24)|
|goes to show you how misinformed or mislead the US news is, if the FBI did in fact say that because on CNN atm they are still saying it's wasn't just North Korea they did start it but also paid some others . imo Sony, had it coming, but using terrorism was total wrong and now those hackers once they catch them and most of them they will, will have there ass handed to them. murder is bad no matter how you do it in threats or the act it self .|
and i to want to the Movie now. i have other comments on Sony i won't comment to much on but i have my thoughts was it Sony or not.
now I worry about what freedoms we might lose due to how this lame ass act was done.
|posted by (2014-12-19 01:13:21)|
I to remember the days of no internet as we have it now and movie were made on film, then put in a editor and sliced to gather, that pretty much was how all most all effects were done on film sliced in and with lots very dangerous Action Scenes. but now most actor don't mind doing some of those Scenes, these days .
|@Beolab1700, you make a very good point, why do they connect there movies to the internet? But we are assuming a hack, could be someone stole it directly and then uploaded it.|
|Well guys, FBI says ( but then they would wouldn't they lol ) it was definitely a hack, not a disgruntled employee.... so my incredibly sarcastic comment stands : D||
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