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Rubeus
12-21-2014, 06:47 AM
it's like taking Sony Pictures' privacy as hostage.

Brian Stelter from CNN reports that hackers sent Sony Pictures Entertainment executives a braggy email celebrating Sony's decision to cancel its release plans for The Interview. The hackers promise that the remainder of Sony's data is safe—for now.

According to CNN, part of the email reads:

It is very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of the interview. It'll be very useful for you...

...We still have you sensitive and private data. We ensure the security of your data, unless you make additional trouble.


The email further demands that Sony keep cooperating (i.e. never let The Interview see the light of day—or else otherwise more of the company's data be released. Now that The Interview won't be released in theaters, the hackers are demanding that all traces of the movie be wiped from the face of the internet, and that the film never be shown in any way.


Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy.

And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.


The Sony hack first came to light more than three weeks ago; the current theory is that it was initiated by North Korea, in retaliation for The Interview. In the comedy, the main characters assassinate Kim Jong-Un.

The new set of demands is the inevitable consequence of the cowardice of Sony showed by canceling The Interview. Will Sony comply with this latest demand? And if it does, what's to stop the hackers from making yet another set of demands?

The email hasn't been officially confirmed, but Stelter is as reliable a reporter in this space as you can find. We'll have to wait how Sony responds. The leaks are probably over for now; the repercussions of giving in have only just begun. [CNN]

http://gizmodo.com/sony-hackers-thanks-for-running-scared-well-stop-now-1673170551

Admin passwords were stolen

CNN is reporting that whoever hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment did so by stealing credentials from a systems administrator. They're currently citing unnamed U.S investigators as their source. CNN's sources also claim that the stolen credentials are what led them to conclude that this was not an "inside job" by some employee at Sony who was paid off or disgruntled.

NBC News is also reporting that the attack came from within North Korean territory and was routed to make it look like the hack was coming from Taiwan. A hotel in Taiwan was cited early on as a possible source.

The report also claims the Obama administration is currently involved in high-level meetings about how to respond and might announce as early as Friday what next steps might be taken. Past cyberattacks by Chinese groups have involved lawsuits. It's unclear whether the U.S. government itself would be involved in suing North Korea, should they decide to go that route.

The stolen credentials are apparently what led U.S. investigators to conclude that North Korea was most likely involved in the attack. We should know by tomorrow, but everything still feels pretty murky here. The only thing we know for sure? You can't watch The Interview any time soon. And don't even think about screening Team America.
http://gizmodo.com/report-sony-hackers-got-in-with-stolen-admin-credentia-1672958426

spider-prime
12-21-2014, 11:12 AM
They ruin my entertainment, it's time to nuke them!

Icarus4578
12-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Elaborate publicity stunt, 'nuff said.

Joe Redifer
01-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Hey guys I know the Sony hack is ancient news that people haven't cared about in, gosh... weeks. But you've gotta check out the Sony Hack Evidence Randomizer (http://sony.attributed.to/)! Different evidence each time you click the link! Someone needs to print up different pages and send them to different news outlets and watch the resulting clusterfuck.

progmetal
01-12-2015, 02:46 PM
The FBI is still certain North Korea was behind.

FinalSolace2
01-12-2015, 02:54 PM
Hey guys I know the Sony hack is ancient news that people haven't cared about in, gosh... weeks. But you've gotta check out the Sony Hack Evidence Randomizer (http://sony.attributed.to/)! Different evidence each time you click the link! Someone needs to print up different pages and send them to different news outlets and watch the resulting clusterfuck.

the thing is bullshit, looks like a machine algorithm.

I dont think this shows anything other than ¨a fact randomizer¨´ :idonno:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11314186/Sony-hack-growing-doubts-that-North-Korea-was-responsible.html

the telegraph

Sony hack: growing doubts that North Korea was responsible
Experts contradict FBI assertion that North Korea hacked into Sony, as one analyst points finger at disgruntled employee