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U.S. hits North Korea with huge new sanctions in response to Sony hack

By on January 2, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

U.S. hits North Korea with huge new sanctions in response to Sony hack

The United States just struck back against North Korea for its alleged role in the hack of Sony Pictures. In official statement released on Friday, U.S. president Barack Obama said he was signing an executive order authorizing stiff sanctions against North Korea for its “ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.” More →

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Kim Jong-un’s nightmare: South Korean man plans to airdrop DVDs of The Interview

By on December 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Kim Jong-un’s nightmare: South Korean man plans to airdrop DVDs of The Interview

North Korea’s seeming victory over James Franco and Seth Rogen’s hit comedy was very short-lived. Not only has the film become a sensation after being released online but now The Associated Press, via USA Today, reports that an activist in South Korea plans to airdrop DVDs of The Interview into North Korea in the hopes that North Koreans will get a chance to see the film for themselves. More →

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Theater chains made a lethal mistake in rejecting The Interview

By on December 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Theater chains made a lethal mistake in rejecting The Interview

Much has been made about movie theater chains’ decision to reject running The Interview on December 25th due to safety concerns. It is now becoming clear that these theaters have made a huge miscalculation that may cause much bigger problems than just reputation damage. More →

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This may be the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was an inside job

By on December 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

This may be the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was an inside job

Was the North Korean government really the mastermind behind the massive hack on Sony? Many researchers have continued to express skepticism about this claim and The Security Ledger reports that researchers at security firm Norse may have uncovered the best evidence yet that the Sony hack was actually an inside job. More →

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You can watch The Interview online right now – here are the details

By on December 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

You can watch The Interview online right now – here are the details

Kim Jong Un’s worst nightmare has come true: You can now watch The Interview online. The James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy — about two American entertainment reporters’ inept attempts to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — has had a rocky road to its launch but you can now rent or buy it online. More →

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North Korea’s statement on the Sony hack is as hilariously insane as you’d expect

By on December 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

North Korea’s statement on the Sony hack is as hilariously insane as you’d expect

North Korea has never been shy about using over-the-top bombast to make its views known and you’ll be unsurprised to know that its official statement on the Sony hack is just as comically insane as what we’ve come to expect from the reclusive regime. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Networks

Rogen’s revenge? It looks like someone’s attacking North Korea’s networks

By on December 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Rogen’s revenge? It looks like someone’s attacking North Korea’s networks

You just knew that someone, whether it was the United States government or an independent hacker collective such as Anonymous, would try to make North Korea pay for its role in getting Sony to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview. And now it appears that some sort of reprisal is underway — Re/code reports that analysts at DYN Research have determined that North Korea’s networks are under attack from an unknown source and are showing “signs of distress.” More →

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Obama comes out swinging against North Korea, says Sony made a ‘mistake’ pulling the film

By on December 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Obama comes out swinging against North Korea, says Sony made a ‘mistake’ pulling the film

President Barack Obama on Friday had tough words not only for North Korea — which earlier in the day had been named by the FBI as the chief culprit in the massive hack of Sony Pictures — but also for Sony itself. In particular, Obama said that he thinks Sony “made a mistake” by pulling the film from theaters in response to threats it had received from hackers tied to the North Korean government. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Responsible

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

By on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, Bloomberg is reporting. More →

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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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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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Sony hack reveals Seth Rogen’s hilarious idea for appeasing North Korea

By on December 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Sony hack reveals Seth Rogen’s hilarious idea for appeasing North Korea

While it doesn’t look like North Korea was directly responsible for the massive hack on Sony Pictures’ systems, it does seem that whoever executed the hack did so in retaliation for Sony’s upcoming film The Interview, a comedy that revolves around attempts to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Re/code flags some leaked emails that were unearthed during the hack between Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and film star Seth Rogen that show Rogen had a very unusual idea for appeasing the angry communist regime. More →

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Sony Pictures vs. North Korea

Sony is convinced North Korea was behind massive hack, but DPRK denies

By on December 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Sony is convinced North Korea was behind massive hack, but DPRK denies

Sony Pictures has been the victim of a massive cyber attack a few days ago, with hackers having stolen as much as 100 terabytes of data including various unreleased Sony movies, and plenty of business and personnel data. After investigating the matter, Sony appears to be convinced that North Korea was behind the attack, but the country has denied any involvement after previously refusing to flat-out deny such allegations. More →

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