Sony Pictures Was Hacked from ThailandAdded: Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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FBI confirmed that Sony Pictures employees still receive threats via email after the movie studio’s computer network was hacked. In the meantime, the attack appears to be linked to a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Those emails threaten employees into disavowing the company to prevent further attacks.
The attackers ask the recipients to sign their names to object the false of the company if they don’t want to suffer damage. They go on saying that if the employees don’t, not only them but their families will be in danger.
In the meantime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that they are aware of threatening emails the employees of the corporation receive. The police continue to investigate the issue trying to identify those responsible for the attack, during which plenty of confidential data, such as usernames, passwords, email addresses, payment details and social security numbers were stolen. It is now believed that the attack originated from a 5-star hotel in the center of Bangkok, Thailand.
Security experts admit that the threats to the employees of the suffered company could have been sent from copycats or any person who had access to the information leaked online via file-sharing services. The representatives of the company confirmed that the email claimed to be from “GOP” – this name was used by the Guardians of Peace hacking group, which is believed to be the initial attacker who stole the data.
Investigations of the police and Sony are still ongoing. They already mooted the North Korea’s involvement over the release of the movie The Interview by Sony, as it depicts an attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The country denied its involvement in the attack.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014
|All of these headlines are so misleading. To this day I do not think the FBI has confirmed an origin of attack, but the headlines keep saying it was so-n-so that did it when it wasn't - it was just a portal gateway passthru the hackers used to hide. The FBI knows this. The media is portraying otherwise. GOP is laughing at the FBI because of what the media is doing. Then again, maybe that is intentional since as we all know the media is hand in hand with the gubbermont.|
|posted by (2014-12-25 14:04:00)|
|Either that, or it's a HUGE ploy to get a half-ass movie more publicity.. Wonder how it will fair against 'Into the woods' this week?! Sounds pretty freaking brilliant, from a marketing standpoint, to me..|
|posted by (2014-12-27 15:38:51)|
|yeh and i play ps4 games on my wii||
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