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It's been hard to avoid the news about the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment that shut the company down for a week in November and continues to spill corporate secrets, from embarrassing emails to confidential HR files for thousands of current and past Sony employees. The FBI is pointing the finger at North Korea, but cybersecurity experts say it looks like an inside job.
Regardless of who started it, the powerful malware behind the breach is still out there,
and it's designed not just to crack systems, but to destroy the data they contain. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recommends
that companies take precautionary measures that include the following: