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  • Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Stolen emails show that Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered significant technology outages in the weeks before a hacker break-in. The stolen files don't reveal how hackers broke into Sony, who was involved or their motives. But they expose lax security practices inside Sony that include pasting passwords into emails, using easy-to-guess...

  • Stars and others react to 'Interview' cancellation Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony's private documents and other proprietary materials released online:.

  • Obama says people should 'go to the movies' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. Sony said Wednesday it was canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after many theaters said they would hold off on screening the film. Obama told ABC News in an interview Wednesday that the administration will be "vigilant" and will alert...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 17- Sony Pictures on Wednesday pulled the theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," hours before a U.S. government source said investigators determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony over the film. Hackers attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines, and now have forced a...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- U.S. investigators have determined that North Korea was behind a cyber attack on Sony Corp's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday. One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored" and several sources said that North Korea was the government involved. Sony Pictures earlier on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25...

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. The unidentified hackers had demanded that Sony cancel its upcoming release of the movie "The Interview," a comedy that included a gruesome scene depicting the...

  • Regal Cinemas and AMC Theaters were among the cinema chains announcing they will not show "The Interview" as planned on Dec. 25, citing security threats by hackers that breached Sony Corp's computers. The move is the clearest sign of the widening influence of the hackers who have also leaked Sony documents that drew global headlines, and now have forced a change of...

  • 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...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 17- Top U.S. movie theater chains are delaying plans to show Sony Pictures' North Korea parody "The Interview" on Wednesday following threats made on cinemas showing the film by a hacking group that waged a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio. Regal joins Carmike Cinemas, operator of 278 theaters across 41 states, which informed Sony late Tuesday it...

  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    A U.S. official said Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. Sony said it was cancelling "The Interview" release "in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film. Seemingly putting to rest any hope of a delayed theatrical...

  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    TOKYO/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entertainment business, leaked emails show. Loeb's New York- based Third Point took a 7 percent stake in the company in May 2013 and suggested that proceeds from a...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Government investigators fear the hackers behind the unprecedented attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may never be caught if they are under the protection of North Korea, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The law enforcement official, who declined to be identified because the investigation is ongoing, said authorities will require...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Government investigators fear the hackers behind the unprecedented attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may never be caught if they are under the protection of North Korea, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. A threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about the assassination of the leader of North Korea...

  • Some theaters pulling 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview," has been canceled. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony says it will support movie theaters' decision if they decide not to show the film due to threats from hackers.

  • NY premiere of 'The Interview' canceled Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Actors James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen attend the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

    The Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy at the center of a devastating cyber attack is facing another obstacle — rival studios. Re/code reports.

  • 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...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 16- Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. Daniel Loeb, an investor who was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business, told Sony Corp of America...

  • The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp's computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the United States in 2001.. A Sony spokeswoman had no immediate comment on...

  • Sony hit with terror threats over 'Interview' movie Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film “The Interview” in Barcelona, Spain, June 18, 2014.

    Sony, the F.B.I., theater owners and competing film studios scrambled to deal with terrorism threat over showing "The Interview". The New York Times reports.

  • NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security.