As the fallout from a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment continues to unspool, a report from Re/code says that the studio is already working to try and control some of the damage. Citing two unnamed people with "direct knowledge of the matter," the report said that Sony is taking drastic measures and orchestrating a cyberattack of its own against file-sharing sites using Amazon Web Services. The report said the attack is using hundreds of computers in Asia to counter piracy sites by flooding them with Web traffic.

But Amazon on Thursday said it has no evidence of such an attack, which would  be in violation of its terms and conditions, which specifically prohibits denial-of-service attacks.

"AWS employs a number of automated detection and mitigation techniques to prevent the misuse of our services," the Amazon Web Services statement said.  "In cases where the misuse is not detected and stopped by the automated measures, we take manual action as soon as we become aware of any misuse. Our terms are clear about this. The activity being reported is not currently happening on AWS.

[Amazon Web Services is a division of Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is Amazon's chief executive.]

The counterattack tactic, the report said, has been popular with media companies looking to limit piracy in the past -- something that groups such as the Motion Picture Association of America have vehemently denied happening in the past.

Sony Pictures Entertainment did not immediately respond to a request for comment.