Sony chief Hirai breaks silence, condemns 'vicious' hacking

Jan 6, 2015

Sony chief Hirai breaks silence, condemns 'vicious' hacking

Sony chief Kazuo Hirai on Monday spoke publicly for the first time about the cyberattack that derailed the launch of the comedy “The Interview,” calling the assault “vicious and malicious.” Hirai thanked supporters who stood by the company, including employees and moviegoers who saw ...

Jan 4, 2015

North Korea blasts U.S. over sanctions for Sony hack

North Korea issued a furious statement Sunday slamming the United States for imposing sanctions against government officials and the defense industry for a cyberattack on Sony. It again denied any role in the breach of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business ...

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 ...

What if 'The Interview' had been made in Japan?

Jan 1, 2015

What if 'The Interview' had been made in Japan?

by Mark Schilling

It couldn’t happen here — that was my first takeaway from the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment prompted by the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview.” In the film, the two heroes journey to North Korea ostensibly to interview its real-life ...

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 ...