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Sony Hack – FireEye Claims They Are Not At Fault… Sounds Phishy ;)

If you haven’t heard about the Sony hack (#SonyHack) you are most likely living under a rock.  Every news outlet under the sun has been reporting on the breach for just over a week now.  The data that has been leaked so far has experts estimating the damage has already exceeded $100 million dollars and in the midst of all of this, hacked e-mails between big shot producers and Sony Pictures execs have Hollywood tearing each other limb from limb.  In response to the attack, Sony has been working with the FBI and they have recruited premier incident response service Mandiant (Purchased by FireEye in January of this year). ArsTechnica recently published an article regarding Kevin Mandia’s (Head of Mandiant and founder) letter that basically states that Sony is blameless for the attack, that the attackers used “non-standard strategies”, and that the attack was unprecedented.  Coming from such a well-respected authority, it appears to be an attempt to eliminate or limit Sony’s liability on the matter, but statements like these don’t come without backlash… especially from the security community. Maybe this letter wasn’t to limit Sony’s liability, but instead, it was intended to protect the reputation of FireEye? Doesn’t Sound Right “Non-standard…

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