Attack against Sony May ContinueAdded: Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Sony Pictures did not confirm that hackers have no access to the company’s computer systems more than a month after the movie studio suffered an attack. The CEO of the company has described how Sony came up with an old-style communications system based on a “phone tree” in order to relay updates on the hack. In addition, an old cache of BlackBerrys also played its part, as these devices receive email via their own servers.
Now it turns out that investigators were unable to confirm that Sony’s computer systems are completely secure from hacking. The experts point out that if the systems remain secure, Sony’s network could be fully operational within the next couple of months. However, the attackers have so far released only a very small part of the data they had stolen.
As you know, a group calling itself Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the Sony hack and subsequent leak of current movies, embarrassing private emails and the personal infomation of over 47,000 people, including employees and movie stars. It is suspected that North Korea was involved in the hack, as the event preceded the release of the controversial movie The Interview, which depicts an attempt to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un. Despite the North Korean foreign ministry threatening “merciless countermeasures” if the United States allowed the movie to be released, the country has denied involvement in the hacking attack.
Sony’s IT department had managed to get basic systems, including email, back online, while the investigators searched for clues as to who had accessed the systems. In the meantime, the company’s management was trying to ease tense relations with large cinema chains, which had refused to screen The Interview. The reason for this was threat of violence made by the same hackers.
Sony’s CEO explained he had personally called the major chains to try to fix the situation after he publicly blamed them for the cancellation of the general release of The Interview. It is known that since then the movie has already made over $18m in digital and box-office revenues. In other words, it made it Sony Pictures’ biggest ever movie release on the Internet, helped by the publicity around the attack and off-setting its $44m budget.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2015
|posted by (2015-01-18 08:41:11)|
|thanks for the news ozi!|
|Excellent article. Whoever wrote this did an amazing job. This hack got political real fast so the truth may never be known lol|
|Still got another 26 mil to go or another loss for Sony... they cant actually handle that many more!|
|Don't worried #3, that's only pocket change for Sony. No loss.||
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