Tag: Sony

Breaking: Hackers Hijack Hollywood, North Korea on the radar

Business, Cyber Security, Internet
Last month, hackers infiltrated the computer network of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a major Hollywood movie studio. The attackers stole a huge number of confidential documents, which are now being downloaded (primarily by journalists) from file-sharing networks. Since then, journalists have been poring through the files looking for interesting revelations. The hackers are widely believed to be backed by the North Korean government, which is furious at Sony for producing The Interview, a movie that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Wednesday, a terrorism threat against theaters showing the film caused Sony to cancel its planned Christmas Day release. Read on to learn how the hacks happened, who might be responsible, and what we've learned as a result. Read

Hackers claim responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

Business, Cyber Security, Internet
Lizard Squad allegedly caused an outage of the Sony’s online PlayStation gaming service which prevented users logging in on consolesreports Guardian The hacking group Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for an attack on Sony’s PlayStation network, which caused connection issues for gamers over the weekend. Visitors to the PlayStation Store were met with the message “Page not found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault”. Sony said: “We are aware of the issues some users are experiencing, and are working to address them,” but did not elaborate the cause. Lizard squad claimed credit for the outage via its Twitter account. Read more