As many of you guys might have heard by now, Sony has decided to cancel The Interview from being shown in cinemas. This is no thanks to the hackers of Sony Pictures who actually made physical threats of what they would do to theaters that screen the movie, thus forcing theaters to pull out and Sony ultimately giving into the hackers’ demands.
Was that the right call? After all better safe than sorry, right? Well it seems that President Obama does not agree with Sony’s move. In a statement released by the President, “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said. “If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing if they see a documentary they don’t like or news reports they don’t like.” Read full post →President Obama Doesn’t Think Sony Should Have Pulled “The Interview”
Just yesterday there was more speculation that North Korea could be behind the hack on Sony Pictures, and now it looks like the FBI has confirmed it, despite an earlier report also from the FBI that suggested that there was no evidence of North Korea’s involvement, but we guess further investigation probably uncovered additional information.
According to the FBI’s statement, “As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” This is based on evidence found in the code of the malware, which apparently are similar and have been used in previous North Korean attacks in the past. Read full post →FBI Confirms North Korea’s Involvement In Sony Hack