Hacked Sony Getting Sued, Pulled Off The Interview

Last November, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s servers were deliberately hacked by still unidentified group who call themselves the “Guardians of Peace”. Although investigation led that some North Koreans most probably did it, investigators are still blind about the real identities of the culprits. The ruckus stemmed from the comedy film “The Interview” which is owned by Sony and scheduled to be shown on December 25 in some US theaters. A Bad Film? Although a lot of people are more curious to see the movie, the North Koreans protested that this is clearly a depiction of a Western film with bad intentions. The movie depicts the plot to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un by two American TV hosts and involved in the plan is the CIA. In this light, North Korea threatened the U.S of “merciless countermeasures” if the movie continues with its showing date. Sony did not budge, however. And in November 24, the hacking happened. Hacked were 5 movies, classified data of celebrities under Sony and even the employees’ personal and financial data. However, even though Sony is still reeling from the blow while the celebrities working under Sony are worried about their personal and financial data on a board to a dangerous track, the employees of Sony also have the open wounds to worry about and that’s because their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) were also included among the hacked data. The PII is used within US privacy law and it keeps a lot of information of employees who are working under companies. The PII may include employees’ Social Security numbers, medical information, salaries, employment files and anything...

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