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Stupid, hilarious, revolutionary? World reacts to ‘The Interview’ release
In the wake of a massive cyberattack and diplomatic furor, Sony Pictures has released ‘The Interview’ online after many cinema’s opted not to show the film. The reaction to the irreverent flick has been equal parts critical, funny and even patriotic.

25.12.2014 09:39

Security firm says Sony hack might have been an inside job
Despite claims by the FBI that North Korea was behind the massive hack against Sony, several cybersecurity experts have come forward to raise questions about the allegation, with some suggesting that insiders at the company could be to blame.

25.12.2014 01:02

‘International framework needed to deal with cross-border hacking activities’
An independent panel should be set up to investigate any cross-border hacking activities, like the Sony case, since unilateral actions may only worsen the situation, says Victor Gao, Director of the China National Association of International Studies.

24.12.2014 09:50

Hacktivist group ‘takes down’ GCHQ website, claims N. Korean blackout
The Anonymous-allied hacktivist group Gator League claimed it took down the website of Britain's GCHQ surveillance agency on Tuesday. Earlier, the same group boasted of shutting down North Korea’s internet.

24.12.2014 00:51

Sony will let ‘The Interview’ play at 200 select theaters despite threats
Some two hundred theaters will screen “The Interview” starting Christmas Day, Sony announced Tuesday, notwithstanding threats of terrorism and murmurings of an international cyberwar spawned by the controversial movie before it could even be released.

23.12.2014 18:15

Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack tweets
Sony Pictures has threatened to sue Twitter if it does not ban the accounts of users sharing information gleaned from the massive cyber-attack which targeted the company’s computer systems late last month.

23.12.2014 10:20

Eye for eye? N. Korea internet restored after 9.5hr blackout
North Korea completely lost internet access for 9.5 hours on Monday before coming back online early Tuesday. The blackout happened after US President Obama promised to “respond proportionally” to the Sony online breach, blaming Pyongyang.

23.12.2014 04:57

‘N.Korea – useful enemy for US to justify militarization of region’
Washington uses North Korea as a pretext to justify its pivot to Asia and the militarization of the Asia- Pacific region in its efforts to contain China, Christine Ahn, advisor to the Korea Policy Institute told RT.

22.12.2014 10:55

Why ICC prosecution won’t help improve human rights in N. Korea
If improving human rights conditions in North Korea is the real aim of the international community, putting the country’s political leadership on trial is a non-starter.

22.12.2014 09:19

S. Korea nuclear plant hack: 3 reactors demanded closed by Christmas
A South Korean nuclear plant operator’ computer system was hacked. The perpetrator has leaked blueprints and manuals, says if his demands for three reactors’ closure aren’t met, those living near the facilities should “stay away” from home.

22.12.2014 08:42

Is Britain backing N. Korean hackers? Pyongyang students win £28K UK cyber security bursaries
A UK university has funded two North Korean students’ studies in cyber security, it is alleged. The hermit state has developed a cyber-assault strategy with the capacity to attack South Korean and US infrastructure, a defector claims.

22.12.2014 11:10

N. Korea threatens US, demands apology for Obama’s ‘reckless rumors’ of Sony hack
N. Korea has demanded an apology from the US for “recklessly” circulating an unsubstantiated rumor about Pyongyang’s culpability in the recent Sony hack, warning the “proportional” response promised by Obama will be met with the “toughest counteraction.”

22.12.2014 04:29