FBI warns of malicious program “devastating” after Sony attack




The news agency Reuters reported today that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation warned US companies that hackers used a program electronically malignant launch devastating attacks in the United States in the wake of the failure in the computer network company, “Sony Pictures Antertinmant” letter attack Sony Pictures Intertaimnet.

And made ​​a “bulletin” warning secret consisting of five pages, companies some of the technical details of the malicious program, which was used in the attack and did not specify the name of the victim newsletter.

Reuters reported that Joshua Campbell, spokesman for the FBI declined to comment when asked if the program was used for the attack on Sony company based in California but has stressed that the Bureau issued a “bulletin” warning confidentiality.

The agency quoted Campbell as saying that “the FBI routinely advised private industry from various electronic attacks observed during our investigation … indicators were presented this data to help system administrators to take protective measures in the face of acts of cyber-criminals.”

Security experts said that the electronic program malignant described in the warning that appeared to describe a program that impact on Sony, which may represent the first major attack “devastating” waged against the company on the US territory.

It was such attacks had begun in Asia and the Middle East, but are not reporting anything in the United States. The FBI report did not mention the number of companies that were victims of the devastating attack.

The report said the malicious program eliminates all data on the hard drives of computers, including what is known as “Master boot record” MBR, which prevents devices from quitting.


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