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FBI Issues Warning on Sony-like Cyberattacks on Businesses

Written by Gary North on December 2, 2014

CNBC ran this headline for a Reuters story: FBI warns US businesses of ‘destructive’ malware.

The FBI warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the United States, following a devastating cyberattack last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The five-page, confidential “flash” warning issued to businesses late on Monday provided some technical details about the malicious software that was used in the attack, though it did not name the victim.

An FBI spokesman declined comment when asked if the software had been used against the California-based unit of Sony Corp.

An FBI official told NBC News that the advisory gives information security personnel details about the Sony attack, including several pages of computer coding. The advisory is not about a new malware attack.

It’s not about a new attack? Then why issue the advisory? Advisory to do what?

One thing is sure: Sony was hacked. The hackers stole recent movies. They were released online.

This is the world of digital movies. No more film. No more reel projectors. The movies can be stolen.

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