Moving the Line in the Sand

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The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack served as a very public wake-up call to the dangers posed by malicious hackers. In the course of the attacks, information was both stolen and destroyed by the attackers – and new information is still coming to light about who those attackers were. The Cipher Brief spoke with Brian Bartholomew, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Labs North America, about a recent joint report about the Sony hackers – now known as the Lazarus Group. According to Bartholomew, the biggest impact of the Lazarus Group’s activities could be greater usage of destructive techniques by a larger number of hacker groups.

The Cipher Brief: What is the Lazarus Group? How did Kaspersky become aware of it, and how long has it been active?

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