Former and current Sony employees filed a lawsuit against the Hollywood studio this week over the high-profile computer system hack that continues to cause sensitive stolen documents to end up on the web.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, suffering a steady flow of embarrassment following the incremental release of private emails relating to top-shelf celebrities, has warned media outlets against releasing any more information.
Hackers have released the seventh part of stolen images from Sony Pictures’ archives. They relate to the corporation’s streaming site, Crackle. The group says worse is to come and will make for a most unhappy Christmas for the company.
Sony Pictures has temporarily stopped filming after hackers, with alleged links to North Korea, paralyzed its computer network. The security glitches have reportedly meant the studio has been unable to process payments.
A German court has rejected a bid by opposition parties to bring ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden to Berlin to testify about the US agency’s intelligence activities in Germany before a parliamentary committee.
A leaked email chain between Sony Pictures Chairwoman Amy Pascal and film producer Scott Rudin lays bare an embarrassingly racist back-and-forth that speculated on President Barack Obama’s favorite movies.
The FBI says it cannot confirm whether the computer leak that has devastated Sony Pictures Entertainment was orchestrated by North Korea, or any other entity. Meanwhile, the hackers themselves have posted more threats and confidential data.
With hackers becoming increasingly proficient at their trade, a number of entities – from healthcare industries to average homeowners – will be more vulnerable to invasions of privacy in the coming year.