Sony Hackers Used a Zero Day Vulnerability to Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony's shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the… » 1/20/15 10:24am 1/20/15 10:24am

Obama Hits North Korea With Sanctions, Hints There's More To Come

Despite a recent FBI briefing attempting to convince the Bureau that evidence was flimsy, the White House is standing strong behind its decision to point the Sony Hack finger squarely on North Korea. To prove it, Obama just hit North Korea with tightened sanctions. Because now we're really not doing business with them. » 1/02/15 2:52pm 1/02/15 2:52pm

Sony Pictures Will Screen The Interview on Christmas Day

Multiple theaters are now announcing that Sony Pictures has authorized screenings of The Interview on Christmas Day. There are also reports that the company will also announce corresponding video on demand release. They're not such cowards after all! » 12/23/14 12:03pm 12/23/14 12:03pm

​How to Explain the Sony Hack to Your Relatives

The holidays are a time for eggnog and presents and bizarre credulous rituals involving an old elf-man and his pack of flying caribou. It's also a time to cuddle up by the hearth and begrudgingly explain the latest technology news to your relatives. This week's edition: The Sony hack. » 12/22/14 2:37pm 12/22/14 2:37pm

North Korea Wants to Work With the US to Investigate the Sony Hack

In a predictably bizarre move, officials in Pyongyang are now proposing that North Korea and the United States work together on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack. The country says it can prove that they didn't do it. North Korea also warned of the gravest consequences if the U.S. does not agree to the… » 12/20/14 1:30pm 12/20/14 1:30pm

Source: Theater Chain to Pull The Interview Amid Terrorist Threats

Citing "a person with knowledge of the situation," the L.A. Times says that Sony is debating* whether to cancel The Interview's December 25 release. » 12/16/14 10:14pm 12/16/14 10:14pm

Hackers: Sony Employees Can Ask Us Not to Publish Their Emails

A group of hackers claiming to be responsible for the Sony hacks has offered Sony employees a small lifeline. If the company's staff write to them, it claims, they won't publish their emails online. » 12/15/14 3:45am 12/15/14 3:45am

Sony Left Personal Data for Millions Unprotected

A spreadsheet leaked by unidentified hackers and obtained by Gawker shows just how little Sony cared about the privacy of its customers and employees: millions of private records were stored without any encryption. » 12/14/14 5:30pm 12/14/14 5:30pm

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

Report: Sony's Hacking Its Own Leaked Data to Stop It Being Downloaded

In an attempt to disrupt the downloading of its embarrassingly large leak of data, Sony Pictures is taking inspiration from the hackers themselves to take down torrents. » 12/11/14 4:58am 12/11/14 4:58am

Forget the Jumanji Remake Rumors, Let's Rewatch the Orignal

A couple of years ago, news emerged that Sony Pictures was involved in a remake of the 90's classic Jumanji. But now Sony Pictures has been hacked (again) exposing all kinds of sensitive information. Is an update on that Jumanji remake hidden in there somewhere? Maybe—but the original is all I ever want to watch. » 12/10/14 8:00pm 12/10/14 8:00pm

The Latest Sony Leak Includes Extra Scripts, Phone Numbers and More

Day after day, things keep getting worse for Sony. In the most recent leak, as well as extortion emails, there was a whole treasure trove of private information that's now freely available online. » 12/09/14 5:12am 12/09/14 5:12am

Leak Reveals Hackers Sent Extortion Email to Sony Execs Before Attack

Now things are starting to make sense. The latest leak of data stolen from Sony Pictures in a recent hack appears to be the email archives of two top executives at the company. It also reveals that the hackers asked those executives for money to prevent the destructive attack. Apparently, the execs didn't even open… » 12/08/14 8:00pm 12/08/14 8:00pm

Sony's First Comment on Hacks: An 'Unprecedented, Unparalleled Crime'

While the Sony Pictures hack debacle continues to unfold, Sony has now made its first substantive comments about the whole ordeal—at least internally. The company has referred to what's happened as an "unparalleled crime" which is a "unprecedented in nature." » 12/08/14 3:43am 12/08/14 3:43am

Report: Sony Leak Traced to a Bangkok Hotel

According to Bloomberg, the source of the huge Sony Pictures leak has been traced to a five-star hotel in Thailand's capital. Leaching off of the St. Regis hotel's high-speed wi-fi, the hackers, currently believed the work of the North Korea-linked group DarkSeoul, carried out their devastating and embarrassing » 12/07/14 1:59pm 12/07/14 1:59pm

Hackers Threatened to Put Sony Pictures Employees and Families in Danger

The Sony Pictures hack went from from weird to unbelievable in a matter of days. Now, it's just scary. Multiple sources are now saying that hackers sent Sony Pictures employees emails threatening to harm them and their family members. Said one employee, "It's really crazy and scary." » 12/05/14 6:05pm 12/05/14 6:05pm

The Sony Hack Gets Even Worse as Thousands of Passwords Leak

A new trove of documents leaked from the Sony Pictures hack is now out in the wild. And, somewhat astoundingly, it takes the whole debacle to a new level of absurdity since the data includes a file directory named "Password". Can you guess what's inside? » 12/04/14 12:25pm 12/04/14 12:25pm