Sony taps Tom Rothman of 'Titanic' fame to head movie studio

Feb 25, 2015

Sony taps Tom Rothman of 'Titanic' fame to head movie studio

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran film executive Tom Rothman, a force behind all-time top-grossing blockbusters “Titanic” and “Avatar,” to head its movie studio in a shuffle prompted by the fallout from the recent cyberattack. Rothman, 60, takes over for Amy Pascal, who suffered ...

Feb 4, 2015

Sony cuts full-year net loss forecast to $1.4 billion

Sony on Wednesday cut its full-year loss forecast by more than a quarter to ¥170 billion, thanks to a weak yen and improving smartphone sales. But it warned of further job cuts as part of its sweeping corporate overhaul. The revised number for the ...

Jan 23, 2015

Sony's third-quarter results delayed by November cyberattack

Sony Corp. said Friday that it won’t be able to issue its financial results for the October-December quarter because of the damage caused by last year’s massive cyberattack on movie studio Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Sony nonetheless plans to update shareholders and others on ...

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

Jan 21, 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp.’s entertainment arm, called the ...

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,” ...

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 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. ...

Dec 24, 2014

Key North Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the Internet stoppage in one of ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. weighs response to Sony hacking attack blamed on North Korea

The United States was considering possible options on Thursday in response to a major cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system. U.S. experts say options for the ...