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How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack
Sony

How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack

Employees relied on phones and note pads to reach one another, and paychecks had to be cut manually using an old machine.
North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say
Sony

North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say

An official close to the ongoing investigation says that some aspects of the hack were beyond North Korea's abilities.
3 Lessons From Sony Pictures Cautionary Tale
Cyber Security

3 Lessons From Sony Pictures Cautionary Tale

Here are three key takeaways from the hack, and what you can do to avoid these mistakes.
John Ackerly
'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend
News and trends

'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend

The embattled film became the No. 1 online movie in Sony's history.
How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation
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How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation

Sony's reaction to the cyber attack against "The Interview" caused far more harm than anything the hackers leaked.
Steve Tobak
'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds
Sony

'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds

The film opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day, drawing crowds of people who said they were championing freedom of expression.
Apple Releases First Automatic Security Update
Security

Apple Releases First Automatic Security Update

The update, which will help Mac users defend against newly identified bugs, is the first update that requires no user involvement.
Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'
Cyber Security

Obama Classifies Sony Hack as Cyber Vandalism, Not 'Act of War'

The president says the massive hack was a 'very costly' event.
Staples Data Breach May Have Hit More Than 1 Million Customers
Security

Staples Data Breach May Have Hit More Than 1 Million Customers

New details have been released about the retailer's October breach.
Tom Huddleston, Jr.
Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex
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Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex

Entitled WIPALL, it also likely festered within the company's computers for months before wiping out all data and crashing the system within a matter of minutes.
Geoff Weiss
FBI: North Korean Government Was Indeed Responsible for Sony Hack
Cyber Attacks

FBI: North Korean Government Was Indeed Responsible for Sony Hack

The U.S. officially says the tools and infrastructure used in the attack were similar to previous activity from North Korea.
U.S. Considers 'Proportionate' Response to Sony Hacking Attack
Sony

U.S. Considers 'Proportionate' Response to Sony Hacking Attack

The attack was an example of 'destructive activity with malicious intent that was initiated by a sophisticated actor,' a White House spokesperson said.
Texas Theater Takes on North Korea With Team America
Marketing

Texas Theater Takes on North Korea With Team America

After Sony's 'The Interview' is cancelled, a theater finds a creative marketing hook to fight back.
Ray Hennessey
More Than 100,000 WordPress Websites Reportedly Infected by Russian Malware
Hackers

More Than 100,000 WordPress Websites Reportedly Infected by Russian Malware

Google has already flagged 11,000 malicious domains -- though it is likely that many more than that have been compromised by a mysterious virus called 'SoakSoak.'
Geoff Weiss