Dec 18, 2014

U.S. determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie

A U.S. government source said investigators had determined North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, “The Interview,” about an assassination attempt on the North Korean leader. Hackers who said they were incensed ...

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Dec 17, 2014

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Threats of violence against movie theaters. Canceled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy ...

Dec 16, 2014

Threats, ethics fail to deter U.S. media on Sony emails

Ethical arguments and legal threats looked unlikely Monday to deter U.S. media from delving ever deeper into the hacked emails of Hollywood powerhouse Sony Pictures Entertainment. Top newsroom executives reasserted their duty to draw public attention to purloined confidential information —though they differed over ...

James Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

Dec 15, 2014

James Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie “SPECTRE” was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. The producers said in a statement Saturday that they are ...

Dec 14, 2014

Two security firms launch rival automatic password changers

A French-American startup has launched an automatic password changer, leading a rival U.S. software firm to launch a similar service. For most people, properly managing passwords verges on impossible, given the dizzying array of devices and websites on which we have become increasingly reliant. ...

Dec 13, 2014

Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document. The operation is the same as one flagged ...

Can Amy Pascal's career survive the Sony cyberattack?

| Dec 13, 2014

Can Amy Pascal's career survive the Sony cyberattack?

Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man’s world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits as “The Social Network” and “American Hustle,” has had better days. The co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and chief ...

Sony studio head, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

Dec 12, 2014

Sony studio head, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin apologized Thursday for calling Angelina Jolie a “spoiled brat” and making racially offensive jokes about President Obama’s presumed taste in movies. The comments were made in a series of leaked email exchanges between Rudin and Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy ...