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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
President Obama’s comments during a recent news conference convinced Sony to sing a different tune regarding “The Interview,” reversing its decision to cancel the film’s theatrical release. Now, the movie will premiere on Christmas Day as planned, though most major theaters won’t be showing the movie.
Here is a list of every theater in the Unites States that will be showing The Interview beginning tomorrow, December 25th. More →
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” has become the most hyped movie of 2014. The buzz doesn’t stem from the film itself — in fact, critics weren’t terribly impressed with the film when they reviewed it. Instead, the hype stems from the fact that The Interview spurred a massive hack of Sony’s internal network that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes was perpetrated by hackers with ties to North Korea.
Why would hackers attack Sony over a movie? The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as a pair of reporters who conspire to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and North Korea has gone on record in calling the film an “act of war.”
Well unfortunately for North Korea and the Sony hackers, whoever they may be, Sony is reversing its earlier decision and releasing The Interview tomorrow on Christmas Day. And now, we have a full list of theaters that will be showing the movie. More →
The recent Sony Pictures hack might be the most talked-about cyber attack of the Christmas season, and one of the biggest online data heists to date, but there were plenty of other attacks this past year that affected tens of millions of consumers. Information is Beautiful has set up an interactive page on its website that shows the world’s biggest data breaches to date, revealing the severity of this issue that now affects us more and more frequently. More →
In an attempt to save face after deciding to pull The Interview comedy from theaters, Sony decided to still show the controversial film in select theaters on Christmas Day — the movie’s original release date — but the company still struggles with finding other partners to launch the movie. Reports revealed that Dish Network choose not to launch the movie, and The New York Times has learned that Apple also refused Sony, even though the White House may have tried to convince the iPhone maker to release The Interview on iTunes. More →