Breach at Sony

Data continues to come out about this November 24 Sony breach. In early December, hackers leaked five unreleased movies online and some employees’ Social Security numbers. The security firm Identity Finder found the hack exposed over 47,000 Social Security numbers, including over 15,000 current or former employees. In addition, these numbers appeared more than 1.1 million times on 601 publicly-posted files stolen by hackers. A significant number of files containing the Social Security numbers were accompanied by other personal information, such as full names, dates of birth and home addresses, increasing the chances of identity fraud.

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