Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Business Feb 6, 2015

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea's dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures. One of the most powerful women executives in Hollywood, Pascal ...

A tense Hollywood to exhale at glitzy Golden Globes

Entertainment News Jan 12, 2015

A tense Hollywood to exhale at glitzy Golden Globes

When Hollywood gathers for the 72nd annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, real-world events may loom over what's usually one of the industry's most carefree and rollicking evenings. The three-hour ceremony, which will be televised live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, ...

Business / Corporate 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 Security ...

Asia Pacific 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 files. A ...

U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Business / Corporate 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 the ...

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

Film 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 ...

World Dec 26, 2014

Russia gives its support to North after hacking

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable." Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang's involvement in the hacking, ...