Comments on: In hack, Franco and Rogen can laugh. Sony, not so much. http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/12/09/in-hack-franco-and-rogen-can-laugh-sony-not-so-much/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/12/09/in-hack-franco-and-rogen-can-laugh-sony-not-so-much/comment-page-1/#comment-436 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:22:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=2218#comment-436 Just a “technical point”. The Akamai report synopsis says it “defends against multiple DDoS attacks each day”. Distributed Denial of Service attacks typically are via “bots”, thousands of which are controlled remotely from some site(s) on the planet. Bots are usually installed like a virus on poorly secured computers without the owners knowlege. So logging the IP address of the bot may just correlate with the number of old MS XP and unlicensed pirate copies, or the lack of up to date security fixes.
So “blaming” China, Indonesia and the USA as the worst offenders may not be accurate.
In this case though, North Korea does seem to have the motivation and deserve the suspicion. Particularly worrying for Japanese employees and their families, given the previous activity of abductions etc by NK in Japan.

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By: Watcher23 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/12/09/in-hack-franco-and-rogen-can-laugh-sony-not-so-much/comment-page-1/#comment-432 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:31:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=2218#comment-432 You expect me to believe that 2 short years ago 63% of hacking attacks originated from OTHER??? What kind of crappy data is this?

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