Today the U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce charges against Pak Jin Hyok, an alleged North Korean spy, in the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. Pak is part of North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau, a military intelligence group.
Timeless ran out of luck (again!) at the conclusion of its second season with news that it had been re-canceled. Ever since, the show’s hugely dedicated fanbase has rallied in an attempt to save the show once more—and they’re being rewarded, albeit not with a third season.
Unnamed sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the fight for distribution rights to the James Bond films just got two new contenders: Apple and Amazon. Up until now Warner Bros. have been in the lead with the best bid, but let’s be honest. Apple and Amazon have deeper pockets.
If you know the 1990 film, the story of the new Flatliners should not be a huge shock. Five medical students start an “experiment” where they stop each other’s hearts and then restart them, allowing them to see what happens when they die. Then things go wrong.
The big superhero news of the day is that Tom Hardy will play Venom. To announce the news, Sony tweeted that the film would be part of “Sony’s Marvel Universe” but that sounds weird. Maybe even a little sad. Guys, we need to help them come up with a better name.
This is straight-up crazy. Pretty much out of the blue, Sony has announced it will release a Venom movie on October 5, 2018, possibly directed by Alex Kurtzman.
Nearly 18 months after (supposedly) North Korean hackers gained access to a huge amount of data from Sony Pictures Entertainment, including emails, unreleased scripts, and full-length films, the creators of To Write Love on Her Arms are suing Sony over its failure to protect the film from piracy. They want $8.7…
Security researchers have identified “strong links” between recent Swift bank attacks, one of which was foiled by a typo, and the Sony Pictures hacks of 2014.
That hackers really messed up Sony's shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the…
Despite a recent FBI briefing attempting to convince the Bureau that evidence was flimsy, the White House is standing strong behind its decision to point the Sony Hack finger squarely on North Korea. To prove it, Obama just hit North Korea with tightened sanctions. Because now we're really not doing business with them.
Multiple theaters are now announcing that Sony Pictures has authorized screenings of The Interview on Christmas Day. There are also reports that the company will also announce corresponding video on demand release. They're not such cowards after all!
The holidays are a time for eggnog and presents and bizarre credulous rituals involving an old elf-man and his pack of flying caribou. It's also a time to cuddle up by the hearth and begrudgingly explain the latest technology news to your relatives. This week's edition: The Sony hack.
In a predictably bizarre move, officials in Pyongyang are now proposing that North Korea and the United States work together on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack. The country says it can prove that they didn't do it. North Korea also warned of the gravest consequences if the U.S. does not agree to the…
The FBI is now officially blaming North Korea for the attacks that have ravaged Sony Pictures for the past weeks.
A group of hackers claiming to be responsible for the Sony hacks has offered Sony employees a small lifeline. If the company's staff write to them, it claims, they won't publish their emails online.
The Times of London is reporting that Sony Pictures "cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments." The paper cites only one source in its report, but at this point, nothing seems surprising in the world of SPE. The historically awful hack from a couple weeks ago just gets more awful…
I work at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Here are a few things that stand out to me about life on the lot right now.
In an attempt to disrupt the downloading of its embarrassingly large leak of data, Sony Pictures is taking inspiration from the hackers themselves to take down torrents.
A couple of years ago, news emerged that Sony Pictures was involved in a remake of the 90's classic Jumanji. But now Sony Pictures has been hacked (again) exposing all kinds of sensitive information. Is an update on that Jumanji remake hidden in there somewhere? Maybe—but the original is all I ever want to watch.
Day after day, things keep getting worse for Sony. In the most recent leak, as well as extortion emails, there was a whole treasure trove of private information that's now freely available online.