Atlanta movie facility latest victim of cyber hack | News
ATLANTA -- An Atlanta film company may be the next victim of a cyber-hack that has shut down its website, www.AtlantaFilmWorks.com.
"I thought people in the entertainment industry in Atlanta should be wary right now," studio owner Mark Henderson said.
His company rents studio space for film and television. Right now, the hanger is being used by the crew making season two of an AMC show called "Halt and Catch Fire."
But if you visit the Atlanta Film Works website, instead of its usual film promotion, you'll see a blatant hack. It links to a mysterious Facebook page where users post complains about being locked out from their websites.
Henderson says he uses the website to promote his company. He says there was no data stolen, but he's not sure how to reset the website.
"I've been hearing about the Sony hacks, so I could see them hitting entertainment industries and that's what we're in," he said.
Computer security consultant Gregory Evans believes it could be a copycat attack after Sony Pictures was hacked. Evans believes all Atlanta film companies may be at risk
"Oh, all film companies are at risk, especially ones here in Atlanta. The smaller ones, it's very easy to hack them," Evans said. "What hackers will do is they'll use it for practice. Or now since the Sony hack, people are Googling film companies. They want to see what else is out there they can hack in to."