On Sunday morning, President Obama called the alleged North Korean hacking an act of “cybervandalism,” but Rep. Mike Rogers thinks the White House needs to do more.
Pyongyang has labelled U.S. government claims that it was responsible for the hack as “groundless and slanderous.”
The president says Sony shouldn’t have killed The Interview.
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.
In a briefing Thursday, the White House said it was weighing a “proportional response” to the cyberattack against Sony.
And he loves Team America.
The hackers “knew more about the company, Sony, and its vulnerabilities than they knew, or needed to know, about hacking,” one said.
Emails between a producer and Sony chair Michael Lynton discussed that idea while talking about the financial performance of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer.
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.”
Hackers threatened theaters that screened The Interview, forcing Sony to cancel the movie release.
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.
In the wake of the studio deciding to pull The Interview from a theatrical release, members of the entertainment industry took to Twitter to express their frustrations.
A trove of email correspondences between Snapchat executives including Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
The studio canceled the film’s theatrical release after Regal, AMC, and Cinemark joined other chains in deciding not to screen the new Seth Rogen-James Franco movie. Theaters began dropping the film in response to threats mentioning the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
The reclusive film icon doesn’t have email. Of course.
Leaked emails show that Hastings tried, unsuccessfully, to recruit Michael Lynton to serve on Netflix’s board of directors at the end of 2013.
The stars of Sony’s upcoming film pulled out of all planned media appearances, including a live BuzzFeed Brews event, on Tuesday. UPDATE: The studio also told movie exhibitors it would not object if they pulled the film from theaters.
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 world will be full of fear,” the hacker said. “We recommend you to keep yourself distant.”
“Do you think there will be a possibility that Kim Jun Eun may launch missles to our office if we release it?” said a Sony executive based in South Korea.
Leaked emails provide more light on the fight over the final season of The Boondocks.
And the film’s producers are not happy.
The deal came to light in a series of leaked emails between Sony Chief Amy Pascal and producer Avi Arad. UPDATE: Arad has denied that the deal has closed.
The end result: kudos at the studio and an email from Dowd after it published saying, “you’re amazing.” Update: Dowd says she didn’t send an advance copy of the column.
The gray area where the leaked information resides — between public and private, prurient and illuminating — might not be the exception, but the new normal.
An exchange between Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin turned into a riff on films they thought the president liked. UPDATE: Both Rudin and Pascal have apologized for the emails.
“We are sending you our warning again,” the hackers said.
The regime has denied that it was behind the devastating film studio hack but says it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.”
Less than six months after settling a class action lawsuit stemming from the hacking of its PlayStation Network, Sony could again be sued for the data breach at its television and movie unit.