FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers

FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers
The malware that penetrated the cyber defenses of Sony and allegedly captured terabytes of data was a difficult one to deal with, says FBI official to the Congress.

Speaking to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee assistant director of the FBI's cyber division Joseph Demarest said that nine out of ten corporate cyber defenses would have been helpless against the malware.

Malware that the security company Sony hired to investigate called "unprecedented" did not penetrate because of lack of preparation. According to Demarest the attack could have posed serious threat even to state government security systems.

Ars Technica notes that there has yet to be any clarification on behalf of Sony, the security company Mandidant or the FBI what made the malware unprecedented and so dangerous. And even if Sony is let off the hook on cyber defense, it is still under question if they could have prevented a leak of such magnitude.

Written by: Matti Robinson @ 12 Dec 2014 9:06
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  • mrkfour

    this begs the question : is sony the only one that has been hacked?

    I'd love to see that the FBI or CIA have been also hacked

    13.12.2014 13:34 #1

  • Mr-Movies

    And they just may have been hacked too! William Demarest's son might not be telling us everything even though it might be hard to believe that the FBI or CIA would ever out right lie to us. LOL

    13.12.2014 14:16 #2

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