Sony Hack BlackBerry Devices

A surprising winner emerges from the Sony hack: BlackBerry

By on December 31, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

A surprising winner emerges from the Sony hack: BlackBerry

There aren’t many winners in the Sony hack but one of them might be BlackBerry. The New York Times reports that once Sony realized the massive scope of the hack, it was forced to dig up “a handful of old BlackBerrys, located in a storage room in the Thalberg basement” and give them to key executives. The reason Sony did this is because BlackBerry still has an unmatched reputation for security and their devices were the only way Sony could be sure their high-level executives’ communications remained confidential. More →

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PlayStation Store Holiday Sale

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

By on December 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

Sony announced on Monday that it would be temporarily extending the final week of the Holiday Sale and the most recent Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store following the PSN outage resulting from a massive hack. The Holiday Sale will now end on January 6th at 3 p.m. ET and the Flash Sale will end on New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. ET. More →

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PSN and Sony Pictures Hack

New reports reveal a possible link between the PSN and Sony Pictures hacks

By on December 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New reports reveal a possible link between the PSN and Sony Pictures hacks

Sony has been hit by two different hacker groups in a month, as Guardians of Peace (GOP) and Lizard Squad have targeted Sony Pictures and PSN, respectively. Of the two attacks, the former was more disastrous for Sony, as hackers managed to steal a massive amount of personal and business-related information, and convince Sony to briefly cancel the release of The Interview, a controversial comedy about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More →

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Most Anticipated PS4 Exclusives of 2014

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

By on December 30, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

Now that we’ve thoroughly explored the top 10 games of 2014, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. 2015 promises to be an interesting year in gaming not only because developers are becoming increasingly comfortable with the new hardware, but also due to the high-profile delays that shook the release schedule this fall. More →

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Sony Hackers Identity Speculation

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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The Interview: Google Play, Xbox and iTunes

Hackers turned ‘The Interview’ into Sony’s biggest online release of all time

By on December 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Hackers turned ‘The Interview’ into Sony’s biggest online release of all time

Hackers hit Sony Pictures in late November, looking to disable the company’s daily operations and convince the movie studio to stop its planned release of The Interview, a movie that has been strongly criticized by North Korea ever since being announced. Sony initially agreed to their demands, pulling the film from theaters a few days before its Christmas Day launch. But the company changed its mind after receiving harsh criticism from President Obama and several big names in the movie industry, releasing the movie in select cinemas and online with help from Microsoft and Google. More →

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PSN Online: Service Restored

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

By on December 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

Sony and Microsoft were both hit by hackers on Christmas Eve, with a group calling themselves Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took down both the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live services. The companies confirmed the attacks and eventually restored service to their online portals after being hit, but PSN remained offline for nearly three days. More →

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The Interview Torrent Download

‘The Interview’ has quickly become a top illegal download

By on December 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

‘The Interview’ has quickly become a top illegal download

After being made available online just before Christmas, with Microsoft and Google both listing it in their digital content stores, Sony’s controversial comedy The Interview has become a top hit movie on illegal file-sharing sites, Torrent Freak reports. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea

Was the FBI wrong about North Korea? Experts suggest Sony hack was an inside job

By on December 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Was the FBI wrong about North Korea? Experts suggest Sony hack was an inside job

Was “The Interview” the perfect cover? The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation into the recent massive Sony hack. Following the conclusion of that investigation, the FBI felt that its evidence pointing to hackers with ties to North Korea was so strong that President Obama publicly pinned responsibility on the Eastern nation.

Now, however, several security experts have come forward to suggest that North Korean hackers may only have partial responsibility, or perhaps they weren’t involved at all. Instead, it looks like the Sony hack may have been an inside job. More →

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The Interview

Sony hackers’ worst nightmare: ‘The Interview’ is the most popular video on YouTube

By on December 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Sony hackers’ worst nightmare: ‘The Interview’ is the most popular video on YouTube

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” went from being just another mediocre comedy to being the most talked-about movie of 2014, and it’s all thanks to hackers’ efforts to prevent the movie’s release. The massive Sony hack has been front page news for the past few weeks, and the story was particularly interesting because it appeared as though the attack was perpetrated by hackers with ties to North Korea.

That conclusion is now in question despite the fact that the FBI and President Obama have publicly pinned the cyberattack on North Korea, but the hackers had still demanded that The Interview be shelved if Sony hoped to prevent further data from being released. After initially caving, Sony decided to go ahead with the movie’s release anyway — and now it looks like the Sony hackers’ worst nightmare has come true. More →

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How To Watch The Interview On iOS

How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

By on December 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

Though hackers tried as hard as they possibly could to prevent its release, the most talked-about movie of 2014 can now be seen in theaters. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” is showing in small theaters across the country beginning on Christmas Day, and here’s a complete list of every theater showing the film.

As many of you also know, the movie was released on Christmas Eve Day online as well. Through partnerships with Google and Microsoft, Sony was able to offer The Interview for rental or purchase to YouTube, Google Play and Xbox users.

Of course, you can also watch the movie on a wide range of other devices including iPhones, iPads, iPod touch handhelds, Roku boxes and Apple TVs. More →

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12-inch Sony Android Tablet Specs

Sony to take on Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ with its own 13-inch Android tablet

By on December 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Sony to take on Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ with its own 13-inch Android tablet

Sony is the latest company rumored to be working on a much bigger Android tablet, joining Samsung’s existing 12-inch model and preparing to compete against Apple’s upcoming 12-inch “iPad Pro” tablet. A new report from Digitimes says Sony is aiming to release its large tablet in the first half of next year, with the device supposed to head to mass production soon. More →

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The Interview Release

Here’s how Seth Rogen and James Franco responded to today’s release of ‘The Interview’

By on December 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Here’s how Seth Rogen and James Franco responded to today’s release of ‘The Interview’

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen… it’s a Christmas miracle. After Sony Pictures Entertainment announced last week that it was cancelling the theatrical release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened Sony employees and moviegoers, the company had a change of heart. On Tuesday, Sony confirmed that the movie would get a limited theatrical release on Christmas Day. And then on Wednesday, Sony ended up releasing The Interview online for rental and purchase.

Now, the film’s stars Seth Rogen and James Franco have responded to the movie’s release (warning, NSFW). More →

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