Report: Sony Hackers Got In With Stolen Admin Credentials

CNN is reporting that whoever hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment did so by stealing credentials from a systems administrator. They're currently citing unnamed U.S investigators as their source. CNN's sources also claim that the stolen credentials are what led them to conclude that this was not an "inside job" by some… » 12/18/14 6:38pm Yesterday 6:38pm

7 Films We Should Probably Ban Right Now, You Know, Just In Case

So you've no doubt heard about American cinemas' near unanimous decision to pull The Interview from theaters. Not to be outdone in cowardice, Paramount is also telling some theaters to not play 2004's Team America: World Police in its place in deference to our new cultural overlords in Pyongyang. » 12/18/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

Did Sony Reveal Its Next Smartphone in Leaked Bond-Movie Product Pitch?

For years, Sony's smartphones have been competent but uninspired. Maybe product placement in Spectre, the Bond flick whose script was recently leaked, can help? At the very least, these product-placement pitches, sent from Sony's electronics team to its movie studio, show that Sony could be fancying up its flagship… » 12/18/14 5:12pm Yesterday 5:12pm

Field Notes: Sony's A7 Mark II Is a Solid Upgrade, But Video's a Bummer

We recently did a quick preview of Sony's new A7 Mark II, the brand new revision to last year's full-frame mirrorless camera. Since then I've had a chance to spend significantly more quality time with the Mark II, and am ready to ruminate on what's better and worse on version two. » 12/16/14 11:57am Tuesday 11:57am

Sony Leak: The Secret Meetings That Set Hollywood's Anti-Piracy War Plan

Every year, legal representatives from seven of the biggest movie studios in the country gather in Sherman Oaks, California to talk about all things anti-piracy. Which isn't surprising; it's their livelihood, after all. But what does leaves a sour taste in your mouth is their plan to spread the DMCA-dispensing gospel:… » 12/15/14 9:40am Monday 9:40am

Report: Sony Pictures Suspends Shoots Because It Can't Process Payments

The Times of London is reporting that Sony Pictures "cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments." The paper cites only one source in its report, but at this point, nothing seems surprising in the world of SPE. The historically awful hack from a couple weeks ago just gets more awful… » 12/12/14 6:38pm 12/12/14 6:38pm

Sony Execs Knew About Extensive IT Flaws Two Months Before Leaks

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures released one hell of an internal IT assessment. The report showed that not only was the company ignoring basic security protocol, its IT security was plagued with unmonitored devices, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability. It's dated Sept 25th, almost two months to the day… » 12/12/14 2:26pm 12/12/14 2:26pm