Sony Reportedly Fights Hack With Denial Of Service
Sony is using network attacks to frustrate anyone looking to pirate its leaked content.By Evan Thomas | December 11, 2014
Sony is apparently fighting back against anyone looking for content leaked in last month's hacking.
Re/code cites two insiders who say Sony is executing a denial-of-service attack against those trying to download leaked content — by disguising false files as its own pirated films.
The idea is to disrupt a pirate's Internet connection, in this case by slowing it down. Gizmodo explains, "The attacks sap the bandwidth available for the real files to be transferred over, making the process infuriatingly—perhaps impossibly—slow."