Is Data wiping malware behind the Sony attack?

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What is the risk caused by the recent attack on Sony? The attack is claimed to have released some of Sony's major pictures online, including some to be released in the coming years. It is reported that this might be caused by some data wiping malware. What will be the outcome of such an attack? 

 

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Is Data wiping malware behind the Sony attack?

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The tool used by the hackers in sony attack is Server Message 
Block(SMB) Worm tool to conduct the attacks.
SMB tool consists of 5 components including Listening Implant,
Lightweight Backdoor, Proxy tool, Destructive Hard Drive Tool,
and Destrctive Target Cleaning Tool.
It passes into the victim's network through brute-force
authentication and connects to a C2 infrastructure with servers
located in various countries.

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