It’s extremely rare for the U.S. to officially blame a nation for a cyberattack. Meanwhile, the hackers sent Sony a message saying they were “wise” to cancel the release of “The Interview.”
Hack back? Military strike? Sanctions? Nothing?
In a briefing Thursday, the White House said it was weighing a “proportional response” to the cyberattack against Sony.
The Red Chapel doesn’t have stars, but it does have a bitterly funny and far more complex view on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea than the Seth Rogen and James Franco film.
The hackers “knew more about the company, Sony, and its vulnerabilities than they knew, or needed to know, about hacking,” one said.
Asked about the Sony hack, the President also told ABC News on Wednesday that American authorities found “no credible evidence though of any serious threat to theaters.”
Several news organizations, citing U.S. officials, reported Wednesday that North Korea was behind the Sony data hack. The revelation came on the same day the studio decided to cancel the release of The Interview.
Former and current Sony employees filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it failed to protect their confidential information by ignoring warnings of its weak computer system.
The gray area where the leaked information resides — between public and private, prurient and illuminating — might not be the exception, but the new normal.
“We are sending you our warning again,” the hackers said.
An email from the “Guardians of Peace” showed up in some Sony employees’ inboxes. It ends: “your family will be in danger.”
Excel and Word documents plainly expose thousands of computer log-in, financial, and web services passwords, including the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace passwords for hundreds of major motion picture accounts.
Corruption in Turkey and China increased in Transparency International’s annual worldwide rankings. Afghanistan, Egypt, and Jordan improved.
From details of named employees’ medical histories to an unreleased pilot script written by the creator of Breaking Bad, the unprecedented leak of Sony Pictures data will reverberate for a long time to come.
From a financial perspective, the box office hit caused by the leak of unreleased films is expected to be minimal. Annie has the most at risk.
Five Sony films were leaked last week.
The FBI is warning businesses that hackers have used “destructive malware” to launch cyber attacks in the U.S.
Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller landed in Washington state after their sudden release from North Korean prisons.
Neighbors have seized the chance to get a glimpse inside the embassy, which is hosting an art exhibition.
Statistics via Cornell University School of Law and Amnesty International. Numbers are state executions in 2013.
Cancel those plans to visit Pyongyang.
Jeffrey Edward Fowle landed in Ohio early Wednesday morning. He was released after five months of captivity yesterday.
You might find this rather surprising.
You might have thought he disappeared, but he was actually pretty damn busy.
Several photos released Tuesday show the North Korean leader using a cane to walk. Reports said last month that Kim may have broken both of his ankles.
The two nations exchanged machine-gun fire across the border Friday after North Korea shot at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets. The incident came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was absent from a key anniversary ceremony.
Leader Kim Jong Un hasn’t been seen for weeks. His sister might be in charge? Or the military? What’s going on?
The North Korean leader reportedly underwent surgery this month after fracturing both of his ankles, and is recovering in a hospital.
Matthew Todd Miller entered North Korea in April using a tourist visa and then demanded asylum from the isolated communist nation. He was convicted of committing “hostile acts” against the People’s Republic.