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Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:49:29 -0500
Obama warns N. Korea over Sony hack: 'We will respond'
US President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang. Obama said the movie giant had "made a mistake" in canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," a madcap romp about a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Sony defended its decision, made after anonymous hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in threatening cinemas screening the film, prompting theater chains to say they would not risk showing it. An envoy for Pyongyang denied the secretive state was behind the hacking, which led to the release of a trove of embarrassing emails, scripts and other internal communications, including information about salaries and employee health records.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:56 -0500
AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal
Attack could cost Sony half a billion dollars: experts
The devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures could see the Hollywood studio lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and incur massive recovery costs, experts say. The cancellation of "The Interview," which President Barack Obama called a "mistake," has significantly escalated the potential losses of last month's hack, Hemanshu Nigam of the SSP Blue cybersecurity consultancy told AFP. On November 24, Sony suffered a cyberattack claimed by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP). The unprecedented attack paralyzed Sony's computer systems and saw five films leaked online, some of them before their theatrical release.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:39:05 -0500
APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas
Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial
Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyber attack on Sony
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with the most destructive cyber attack of a company on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama resorted to humor to explain an absurd plot that even Hollywood did not see coming. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:02:50 -0500