During the weekend, it was made public that Sony was victim of a massive hack. The company not only suffered the leak of five upcoming and unreleased films, but also received threats of more leaks to follow and has started taking measures to avoid similar incidents.
A group calling themselves "Guardians of the Peace" let DVD screeners of the films Fury
, Mr. Turner
, Still Alice
and To Write Love On Her Arms
find their way online. Apart from causing
that big-sized tragedy to Sony, the group further warned the company to meet their, unknown to the public, demands or they would reveal some top secrets of theirs. As it seems, the group could currently have access to legal documents
of the company, which seem to be old contracts for syndication deals for shows such as Seinfeld
and Dr. Oz
At this point, Sony has called for help
from both FireEye's Mandiant and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They are not only looking to restore any damage done to their computer systems, but also to clean them up and estimate the amount of received hacking attacks. It has also been reported that the company has looked into any possible involvement of North Korea, since an upcoming film titled The Interview
has caused quite some controversy on the country's side.
With both Mandiant and FBI on board, it seems Sony totally means business and really wants the criminals behind the breach to be found.
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