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 ...

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 ...