Sony DDoS Attack May Have Been Smokescreen

Sony has reassured its customers that Sunday’s DDoS attack did not compromise any user data. However, modern malware can be extremely difficult to detect. DDoS attacks often are used as a smokescreen to perpetrate data theft, said Corero Network Security CTO Dave Larson. Without further details, “it is impossible to state whether this was a hybrid attack with some intrusion components.”

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