FBI alerts U.S. companies of malware following Sony breach

Maritza Santillan reports:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an alert to U.S. companies on Monday warning them of malicious software following the recent large-scale network disruption at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

According to Reuters, the five-page confidential alert included details of how Sony’s attack was successfully carried out, as well as advice on how to respond to a similar incident.

Reuters reported the notice stated, “The overwriting of the data files will make it extremely difficult and costly, if not impossible, to recover the data using standard forensic methods.”

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