Sony Pictures has been all over the news these past weeks, and for a good reason. The Sony hack started as an attack on information, but it has now elevated to terrorist threats. Some big things happened today, so let’s dig into them.
The internet goes into rage as we see what could be the end of the arguments between GOP and Sony Pictures. The only problem here is that it seems the hackers are winning here. The Interview has officially been canceled.
This is due to the hackers’ threat to attack theaters that play the movie, which shows the murder of North Korea’s leader in a comic fashion. They went as far as referencing 9/11, which first cornered Seth Rogen and James Franco into canceling press appearances. With no theaters supporting the film, Sony Pictures has no options but to withdraw.
Opinion: This was likely to be a bad movie, but it still bothers me that things were taken this far. It was just a movie, and not even a serious one, at that. What’s even worse, the community responded with fear, pretty much handing the hackers (and possibly North Korea) their victory.
Government intelligence sources from The New York Times and CNBC may have finally uncovered the source of the infamous Sony hack. Both publications report the attack comes from North Korea.
At the very least they were ordered by the Asian country. It’s also claimed that while North Korea ordered the attack, it was done from elsewhere. We will hear more details tomorrow, in an official statement.
Opinion: Let’s hope we can get some serious answers from the US government. This whole fiasco has been nothing but rumors and leaks (literally).
On a much lighter note, Reddit has started taking some action against leaked documents coming from the Sony Pictures hack. The reasoning lies in the fact that it goes against the website’s terms of service, which prohibits users from distributing people’s personal information.
In addition, the website also deleted the SonyGOP subreddit, where files were being shared left and right.
Opinion: It can’t be just a coincidence that this happened only days after Sony asked sites to take down Sony leaks. I can bet that is the real reason why Reddit is doing this.