U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Jan 3, 2015

U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korean government officials and the country’s defense industry over a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., insisting that Pyongyang was to blame despite lingering doubts by cybersecurity experts. The White House warned this was just ...

Sony expands 'The Interview' to pay-TV systems, more cinemas

Jan 1, 2015

Sony expands 'The Interview' to pay-TV systems, more cinemas

Sony Pictures expanded its release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview” to the largest pay-television services and to additional theaters after initial showings occurred without incident. “The Interview” will be available starting as early as Wednesday on pay-per-view from 10 companies, including Comcast ...

Dec 31, 2014

Forget North Korea, Sony hack may have been an inside job

At least one former employee of Sony Corp. may have helped hackers orchestrate the cyberattack on the company’s film and TV unit, according to security researcher Norse Corp. The company narrowed the list of suspects to a group of six people, including at least ...

U.S. suspects North Korea hired outside hackers for Sony Pictures strike

Dec 30, 2014

U.S. suspects North Korea hired outside hackers for Sony Pictures strike

U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month’s massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said. As North Korea lacks the capability to conduct some elements of the sophisticated campaign ...

Sony's 'Interview' fetches $15 million online in four days

Dec 29, 2014

Sony's 'Interview' fetches $15 million online in four days

“The Interview” earned more than $15 million in online sales in its first four days of distribution as Sony bypassed a wide theater release amid concerns from major cinema chains about threats of violence. The movie, a farce about a plot to kill the ...

PlayStation Network back online after hack

Dec 28, 2014

PlayStation Network back online after hack

Sony’s PlayStation reported that its network is back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft’s Xbox went down in an outage. An allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought down the gaming consoles, both hot gifts for the ...