Production companies need to revise the way they access the internet or more major studios will fall victim to hackers because of web-borne attacks.
News of an unreleased Disney film (coincidentally about pirates) being held hostage by hackers marks the latest in many costly and embarrassing web-based attacks targeting content producers and their supporting vendors.
The causes of these data breaches have one thing in common: criminals gained unauthorized access via the web.
In the case of Sony, malware installed via an open port exfiltrated terabytes of sensitive data, including emails, contracts, and content. For Disney and Netflix, their breaches seem to have occurred because criminals targeted a production partner with weaker defenses.