Hackers bring down sony pictures to its knees

Posted: December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Daily Knowledge

Cyber criminals have brought down a major Hollywood studio to its knees. But right now, Sony Pictures is dealing with a lot more than downed computers and some lost emails.

Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees’ salaries, Social Security numbers and health information, along with more corporate and
sensitive information.

It’s so devastating for Sony that the FBI is now warning other companies about the malicious software that infected Sony Picture’s servers.
This hack could prove extremely costly to Sony, not just financially but also in terms of PR.

Every stolen copy of a movie is potentially a movie ticket lost. “Fury,” the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt, has been downloaded illegally 2.3 million times according to tracking firm Excipio.

The hack also threatens Sony’s remake of the musical “Annie,” starring Jamie Foxx, before it hits theaters in just…

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