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9 more secrets we learned from the Sony hack

By on December 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

9 more secrets we learned from the Sony hack

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, there’s something you need to know: Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked. Just about everyone with an Internet connection or a TV is aware of the Sony hack — we even know exactly how the hackers broke into Sony’s internal network — but there are still plenty of things that people don’t know.

For one, it’s still not exactly clear who the culprit is, though President Obama and the FBI are convinced the perpetrators have ties to North Korea. And amid all the chaos, there are also many revelations from the thousands of documents that have leaked, and new ones continue to pop up every day.

Now, we have nine new secrets we’ve learned over the past few days as people continue to sift through all of the information that has been released. More →

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Sony The Interview Movie Release

Sony might end up releasing ‘The Interview’ after all – for free

By on December 22, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Sony might end up releasing ‘The Interview’ after all – for free

The Sony Pictures hack saga is far from over, as Sony appears to be interested into fighting back, CNET reports. The company may release The Interview — the controversial comedy whose entire plot is around assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — even though last week it pulled the movie from theaters. More →

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Xperia Z4 Design and Images

The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year’s flagship Android phone

By on December 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year’s flagship Android phone

The hackers responsible for the Sony cyber attack have leaked a treasure trove of data stolen from the company’s computer network, revealing many details regarding Sony’s current and future business plans, as well as many personal details concerning Sony employees. Gizmodo, however, discovered an interesting new tidbit in an alleged email thread from a Sony executive, and it might prove to be the most interesting leak so far, at least from a gadget perspective. More →

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Sony Hack Obama Press Conference

Obama is holding a news conference to discuss North Korea’s Sony hack – watch live right here

By on December 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Obama is holding a news conference to discuss North Korea’s Sony hack – watch live right here

North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s deep investigation into the cyber attack has determined as much, and the U.S. government confirmed it publicly on Friday morning. You can read the FBI’s full statement right here. North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures is believed to be a direct result of the studio’s upcoming movie “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists who conspire to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

The theatrical release of “The Interview” has now been cancelled as Sony continues to comply with several of the North Korean hackers’ demands in an attempt to prevent them from leaking additional documents that were stolen in the hack.

Now, President Barack Obama is holding a news conference to address the Sony hack and the FBI’s findings. More →

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Sony Hack: WIPALL Virus Cyber Attack

Experts detail the virus North Korea used to hack Sony

By on December 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

Experts detail the virus North Korea used to hack Sony

Sony Pictures suffered one of the largest cyber attacks in history, with attackers having stolen no less than 100 terabytes of sensitive data, including employees’ personal details and current and future business-related information, crippling the company’s internal network in the process. Even though the corporation was hit in late November, the attack was apparently planned for months, with Bloomberg having learned more details about how hackers might have operated. More →

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How Hackers Hacked Sony

How hackers hacked Sony

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

How hackers hacked Sony

As data continues to pour out from the massive data heist suffered by Sony recently, much of the recent media coverage has included speculation regarding how the attackers might have gained access to Sony’s internal network and stolen all of that data. Confidential documents, emails and internal memos were all taken in the attack, and even studio materials like unreleased scripts and full-length movies were stolen.

It’s easy to imagine a room full of shady hackers surrounded by high-tech gear working tirelessly to penetrate Sony’s cyber defenses, having used a wide range of complex digital tools that are practically unrecognizable to most of us. But an investigation has revealed that the reality is far less dramatic.

In fact, it turns out the hackers used a shockingly simple method to gain access to Sony’s private network. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Hackers

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

By on December 19, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

The cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures might have been just a rehearsal for a certain hacker group from North Korea, Reuters reports, as the country’s elite army of hackers might be working on more complex operations against more important targets in rival states. Though not confirmed to be responsible for the massive Sony hack, North Korea is currently the main suspect, according to recent reports. More →

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Leaked Sony Movie Scripts

More than 50 scripts from Sony movies have been leaked by hackers

By on December 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

More than 50 scripts from Sony movies have been leaked by hackers

As most of us assumed would be the case, things are going to get much worse for Sony before they finally start getting better. North Korea is now believed to be responsible for the major hack suffered recently by Sony, and it is thought to be a direct result of Sony Pictures’ now-cancelled movie “The Interview,” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

New data continues to pour out following the hack, and it is now being reported that more than 50 Sony movie scripts have been leaked. More →

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Sony Hack: North Korea

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

By on December 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

Sony Pictures was in late November the target of a massive cyber attack, which not only exposed a significant amount of internal data, but also forced the company to pull the controversial The Interview comedy from theaters, after receiving further threats from the hackers responsible. Even though North Korea, which was initially believed to be behind the hack because of its resent for this particular movie, denied involvement more than once, The Associated Press reports that investigators have apparently found evidence that the communist nation is to blame. More →

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PS4 Sales Black Friday

Sony has sold more than 16 million PS4 consoles

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Sony has sold more than 16 million PS4 consoles

Microsoft stole the spotlight earlier this month after announcing that the Xbox One had finally topped the PlayStation 4 for the month of November in the U.S and the U.K., but based on the latest data from VGChartz, Sony wasn’t far behind.

VGChartz reports that Sony sold 1,193,346 PlayStation 4 consoles during the week of Black Friday alone, bringing total lifetime sales to over 16 million. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Holiday Sale

Over 30 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 70% off!

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Over 30 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 70% off!

The third week of the Holiday Sale on the PlayStation Store has arrived, and it’s the best selection of cheap games yet. This week, some of the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games are being discounted up to 60% for regular users and up to 70% for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The discounts aren’t quite as steep as last week’s, but the amount of recent AAA releases should make up for that. More →

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Google Glass Alternatives Sony

Someone at Sony actually thought this was a good idea

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Someone at Sony actually thought this was a good idea

No, I’m not talking about green lighting The Interview. I’m talking about the fact that not only has Sony decided to build a Google Glass rival but that it’s built a Google Glass rival that looks even more ridiculous than Google’s wearable computer headset. More →

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