Xbox back online but PlayStation still down

Dec 27, 2014

Xbox back online but PlayStation still down

by Stephanie Griffith

Microsoft’s online network for its Xbox game console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hacker attack brought it and Sony’s PlayStation network down. The PlayStation network remained down, while Xbox’s service returned to all except three of ...

Dec 27, 2014

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

“The Interview” was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn’t even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters ...

Hirai giving more input at Sony Pictures in wake of hack

Dec 26, 2014

Hirai giving more input at Sony Pictures in wake of hack

Sony Corp.’s Tokyo headquarters is changing its usual arm’s-length relationship with its U.S. studio following a massive cyberattack and the controversy over the comedy “The Interview,” with the group CEO being consulted on key decisions, company officials said. Before the devastating hack, Sony Pictures ...

Dec 26, 2014

Russia gives its support to North after hacking

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang’s anger was “quite understandable.” Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang’s involvement in the ...

Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

Dec 25, 2014

Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

North Korea’s Internet went down this week after an apparent attack, but most of its citizens will not have noticed the difference in a country that does its level best to block external influences, according to experts. The mysterious blackout has enveloped North Korea ...

Dec 25, 2014

North Korea's Internet outage a case study in online uncertainties

North Korea’s microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor. The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible ...

Dec 25, 2014

Smoking gun eludes: Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama’s conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet’s newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. ...