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  • Sony executives told theatres the studio would not pull the comedy. The unidentified hackers have exposed thousands of Sony's internal documents and emails to public scrutiny. "I explained that we wanted to act in a responsible fashion and that the film was designed to entertain and not to make a political statement," Lynton said, in the June 26 email to Sony...

  • Sony executives told theatres the studio would not pull the comedy. "I explained that we wanted to act in a responsible fashion and that the film was designed to entertain and not to make a political statement," Lynton said, in an email dated June 26th this year to Sony General Counsel Nicole Seligman. Sony Pictures parent Sony Corp declined to comment on Lynton's...

  • Sony to hacked employees: Beware of fraudsters Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 2014.

    Sony Pictures is warning current and former employees about fraudsters who might be prowling to take advantage of leaked personal information.

  • "They are spooked," said the official, who was not authorized to publicly comment on government discussions with the Sony Corp unit, which is still rebuilding some computer systems as it seeks to repair its public image after a devastating two-pronged attack was revealed last month. People familiar with probes by both the U.S. government and Sony have previously...

  • All calm amid political storm at 'Interview' premiere Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Los Angeles, Dec 11- All was calm on Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures' parody film "The Interview", which had been in the spotlight for sparking tension with North Korea and potentially prompting a major cyber hack on the company. Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco posed on a small red carpet restricted to photographers as Sony reined in media...

  • The studio said Wednesday only still photographers and a Sony video team will document arrivals at the event, stopping reporters from asking Seth Rogen and James Franco about a massive cyber attack at Sony that some speculate is linked to the film. A spokeswoman for Sony, a unit of Japan's Sony Corp, could not immediately be reached for comment on why press access...

  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Dec 10- Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio. Hirai's interest in the film shows the company's leadership was worried about Pyongyang's...

  • What North Korea's rich are worried about Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Dec. 8, 2014.

    While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

  • A letter posted on a file-sharing site on Monday asked Sony to "stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!" It was signed by GOP, the nickname for the "Guardians of Peace" group that says it is responsible for a cyber attack at Sony that began Nov. 24. People close to the investigation of the Sony hacking have told...

  • A letter posted on a file-sharing site on Monday asked Sony to "stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!" It was signed by GOP, the nickname for the "Guardians of Peace" group that says it is responsible for a cyber attack at Sony that began Nov. 24. People close to the investigation of the Sony hacking have told...

  • Hackers attack Sony Playstation online store Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    The Sony Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony's Playstation online store was hacked in the latest cybersecurity attack against the company, the Financial Times reports.

  • SEOUL/ BOSTON, Dec 7- The Pyongyang government's state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may have been the work of pro-North Korean supporters in a report on Sunday that dismissed charges that the country itself was to blame as "wild rumor." It said' Guardians of Peace,' the hacking gang that has taken responsibility for the attack at the Sony...

  • NKorea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed' Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader. "We do not know where in America the Sony Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack, nor we feel the need...

  • LOS ANGELES/ BOSTON, Dec 6- Forensics experts hired by Sony Corp to investigate the massive cyber attack at its Hollywood studio said the breach was unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an "organized group," according to an email obtained by Reuters on Saturday. Kevin Mandia, the top executive at FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit, made the comments in...

  • LOS ANGELES/ BOSTON, Dec 6- Forensics experts hired by Sony Corp to investigate the massive cyber attack at its Hollywood studio said the breach was unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an "organized group," according to an email obtained by Reuters on Saturday. Kevin Mandia, the top executive at FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit, made the comments in...

  • The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the hacking of Sony that began Nov. 24, a Sony spokesman said. The identity of the Sony hackers has not been determined, and it was not clear if the emails came from the same group. Sony, a unit of Sony Corp, did not provide a copy of the email or detail its contents.

  • Cyberattacks on infrastructure on the rise Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Customers use computers at an Internet cafe in Tehran, Iran.

    Most of the critical infrastructure around the world is woefully under-protected from cyberattacks, Greg Fitzgerald said.

  • The national security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said North Korea is not the only suspect and it was too soon to definitively know who is behind the attack that exposed a trove of internal data and shut down the computer systems at the entertainment arm of Sony Corp.. North Korea had vehemently denounced the Sony film "The Interview," a comedy...

  • Re/code on Sony: North Korea hack theory still alive  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Re/Code's Arik Hesseldahl discusses their report that Sony Pictures will name North Korea as the source of a cyberattack that exposed sensitive files and brought down its network.

  • N.Korea denies involvement in Sony cyber attack Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4- A North Korean diplomat denied Pyongyang was behind a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which is about to release a comic movie about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The denial from North Korea regarding the Sony hacking came despite sources telling Reuters that cyber investigators had found connections to North...