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...

Did North Korea Only Get Even With Sony?

The Headlines: • Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system went totally dead on Monday (Nov 24). • The ‘Hacked By #GOP’ (Guardians of Peace) with red skull appeared on Sony’s dark computer screens. • Hackers warned Sony they found confidential corporate secrets which they could leak online. • Brad Pitt’s “Fury” and remake of “Annie” were leaked online along with three big Sony movies all dated for December release. • Classified data of Jonah Hill, Angeline Jolie and Cameron Diaz were among the hacked files. The Story Behind The Drama It all started in June. Sony provided the world a glimpse of its Dec 25, 2014 comedy treat “The Interview”. Right after, came North Korea’s reaction. The Koreans asked that the movie be shelved. Nobody listened. And in November, Sony’s expectations of fun rather went in a more crushing event. Sony’s computer systems were hacked and five of its big movies reserved for holiday showing were all downloaded right from Sony’s servers. Not good news for Sony but ironically, millions of people around the world are happy. So what happened? Does “The Interview” caused all the damages? The Movie Plot “The Interview” is a film of two American TV hosts played by Seth Rogen and James Franco. Because of their show’s extensive popularity, even North Korean leader King Jong Un became a fan. The TV network “Skylark Tonight” producers, however decided to take on a bigger bite by asking the duo to interview the North Korean leader in Pyongyang and further propel up the show. However, the CIA learned about the plan and recruited the two, not actually as journalists...

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