Now You Can Buy The Malware Used to Hack Sony

Now You Can Buy The Malware Used to Hack Sony

Do you remember the devastating attack on Sony entertainment happened last year ? Anybody can do such attacks, according to ex-hacker Jon Miller. 

Miller said in an interview, anyone with $30,000 in Bitcoin and the ability to use Tor can buy the type of exploit used to hack Sony Entertainment on underground cyberwepon websites. He pointed out that the malware used to hack Sony wasn't custom-made. He found similar exploits in Russian darknet markets.

"There are probably a couple thousand, three, four, five-thousand people that could do that attack today" Miller said. 

A part of CBS interview :

Steve Kroft: How sophisticated was this attack?

Jon Miller: Not very. When you look at it in contrast to the capabilities that the United States government are deploying, it is nowhere close to being sophisticated.

My favorite analogy is the malware that was used to hack Sony is like a moped, and the malware being deployed by United States intelligence agencies is like an F-22 fighter jet. It's much more sophisticated, it's much harder to detect.

Steve Kroft: And yet still, if this is a moped, there were only a handful of companies in the United States that would have been able to survive this attack.

Jon Miller: And that really is the scary part-- is, it does not take an overly sophisticated attack to compromise these huge global multinational brands.

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