A hacker has leaked new episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” after a failed ransom request. BlackBerry Workspaces could have helped.
The first ten episodes of the new season of “Orange Is the New Black” was scheduled to be released in June. However, you can now find the episodes online, and not on Netflix. A hacker by the name of “thedarkoverlord” has released the episodes after hacking Larson Studios, a popular digital-mixing service. It’s not just Netflix that has been victimized. The hacker also claims to have stolen unreleased content from Fox, ABC, IFC and National Geographic.
The hacker had requested a ransom from Netflix, but the company did not pay up. The hacker sent a message on Saturday, “It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix, you’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was. We’re quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves.”
Netflix, and Larson Studios, are a perfect example of companies that need BlackBerry Workspaces. BlackBerry Workspaces is more than a cloud service. In fact, it is the most secure product on the market, that does not trade security for functionality.
BlackBerry Workspaces utilizes file level security, meaning that each and every file is independently secured using 256 bit encryption. Additionally, the user sharing the file to someone else, be it inside their company, or to an outside vendor, has the ability to detail what that user can do with the file. Perhaps they only need to view the file? Or annotate the file? Perhaps they are allowed to edit the file or download it to their own system? This is all clearly defined. And it doesn’t stop there.
Workspaces gives a detailed chain of custody for every shared file. Everything that is done to the file, and by whom, is tracked. Workspaces even gives the physical location and IP address of when the file was accessed, providing a full when, where, and how to the originator.
In cases like Netflix, we can be sure that the company has it’s own storage solution. Many services like (but not equal to) Workspaces would require companies to relocate their storage to the suppliers solution. Workspaces does not. Workspaces extends and mobilizes existing storage, companies can utilize Workspaces with any CMIS compliant repositories, such as HP Trim, Alfresco, OpenText, IBM FileNet, Documentum, etc, protecting customer’s files in place. Furthermore, with a full set of API’s and SDK’s, companies such as Netflix can utilize Workspaces within their own applications.
BlackBerry has really planned ahead for the future needs of cybersecurity. Sadly, we will continue to see many more companies fall to hacks such as those perpetrated against Netflix, Fox, ABC, IFC and National Geographic. But as these hacks occur, we can expect the victims, and others that take notice, to start shopping for a more secure method for their business, and BlackBerry is ready.