Friday May 13, 2016

Sony 2014 Breach Linked To $81M Bank Cyber Heist

Holy cow, Sony's 2014 breach is the gift that keeps on giving (to cybercrooks). Every time you think you've heard the last of it, another news story like this pops up.

Security firm BAE Systems' analysis of the malware used in the $81m cyber theft from Bangladesh Bank in March has turned up links to the tools used in the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures. BAE published its analysis on Friday shortly after payment network SWIFT announced that a second unnamed banking customer had been hit with malware to compromise the bank's use of the SWIFT messaging system.