Sony Pictures was secretly attacked in February
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New details from the Sony leaks suggest the studio may have faced compromise long before its recent breach. Emails published by Gawker indicate that some Sony servers had been infected with malware in February, a full 9 months before the more recent attack. The breach specifically targeted SpiritWORLD, a system used to distribute media and financial information across the world on behalf of Sony Pictures. It’s unclear whether the two compromises are related, but Gawker notes that the data in the February breach was exfiltrated from Brazil, and a large number of the initial documents concerned Brazilian markets.