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 ...

Dec 30, 2014

'The Interview' top-selling 2014 flick on Google Play

Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” is the top-grossing movie of the year for Google Inc., after earning $15 million in online sales and rentals from all sources through Saturday. The tally on Google’s Play and YouTube outlets, Xbox and other Web sources, dwarfs the $2.84 ...

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 ...

Dec 29, 2014

Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored. The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting ...

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 ...