Russian hackers have a foothold in Sony Pictures’ network, security firm says
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) might have a second security breach on its hands, or maybe the hackers from November’s scandalous attack are still inside the company systems, according to a security firm that claims to have seen evidence of Russian hackers having access to SPE internal data.
The hackers accessed SPE’s Culver City, California network in late 2014 by sending spear phishing emails to Sony employees in Russia, India and other parts of Asia, U.S. security intelligence firm Taia Global said Wednesday in a report.
“Those emails contained an attached .pdf document that was loaded with a Remote Access Trojan (RAT),” the report reads, adding that once employees’ computers were infected, the hackers used advanced pivoting techniques to gain access to the California network. The hackers are still inside the network, according to Taia Global.