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  • Sony cans 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Sony is pulling the plug on next week's planned release of "The Interview" after threats from hackers on movie theaters. The FMHR traders share their opinions on the decision.

  • Hollywood reeling after Sony pulls movie  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Sony Pictures in pulling "The Interview" from theaters and won't even release it on video-on-demand after North Korea's hack attack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Hack attack prompts Sony to pull 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the U.S. government's likely response to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony.

  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in recent years, officials in Seoul believe, despite North Korea protesting innocence. Despite widespread poverty, malnutrition and decades of crippling...

  • Hackers who said they were incensed by the film attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines and distributing unreleased films on the Internet. "Sony has no further release plans for the film," a Sony spokeswoman said on Wednesday when asked whether the movie would be released later in theaters or as video on demand.

  • US officials: North Korea ordered the Sony hack Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM 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.

    US officials believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans

  • 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...

  • North Korea marks 3 years since Kim Jong-il's death  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    John Park, Northeast Asia Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's leadership as the country marked the third anniversary of the death of former ruler, Kim Jong-il.

  • 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.

  • Sony worried cyberattacks could continue: Source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film “The Interview” in Barcelona, Spain, June 18, 2014.

    A US government official said Sony is concerned that cyber breaches are not at an end.

  • Sony on legal hook for hack?  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses the potential legal implications for Sony over its massive hack.

  • "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.