Sony Pictures had to draft new playbook on the fly

| Jan 11, 2015

Sony Pictures had to draft new playbook on the fly

by Tami Abdollaha

The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information for tens of thousands of current and former workers was dumped online, including ...

Jan 10, 2015

North Korea hints at nuclear test moratorium

North Korea has told the United States that it’s willing to impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington scraps planned military drills with South Korea this year, the North’s official news agency said Saturday. The reported proposal comes at a time of ...

Seoul to deport American for lauding North Korea

Jan 10, 2015

Seoul to deport American for lauding North Korea

South Korea plans to deport a Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture, officials said Friday in the latest in a series of cases critics say infringe on freedom of speech. The Korea Immigration Service decided to deport Shin ...

Jan 9, 2015

Seoul may deport Korean-born American for positive North comments

South Korean officials said Friday they are considering whether to deport a Korean-born American woman accused of praising rival North Korea during a recent lecture. Prosecutors Thursday asked the Korea Immigration Service to deport California resident Shin Eun-mi after determining her comments violated South ...

Jan 8, 2015

North Korea urges U.S., South Korea to change tactics

North Korea’s National Defense Commission on Wednesday called on the United States and South Korea to end what Pyongyang sees as confrontation, in line with a New Year message from leader Kim Jong Un apparently inviting dialogue. The commission accused the United States and ...

Jan 8, 2015

FBI director confident North Korea was behind cyberattack

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration’s effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea’s government was responsible for the brazen hacking. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber ...

Top U.S. spymaster dined with North general behind Sony hack

Jan 8, 2015

Top U.S. spymaster dined with North general behind Sony hack

The U.S. intelligence chief revealed Wednesday that during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Sony’s Hollywood studio. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave a riveting account of the visit at ...

Jan 8, 2015

Sony hackers 'got sloppy' and posted from North Korea addresses: FBI

FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment provided key clues to their identity by sometimes posting material from IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government. The hackers, who called themselves “Guardians of Peace,” ...