Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer / Gregory P Bufithis, Founder
12 December 2014 – Poor Sony. On 25 November the hackers paralyzed Sony Pictures’ computer systems, forcing the company to send some staff home while others had to use pen, paper and fax machines across its international offices. The studio could only watch while films such as musical remake Annie, scheduled for a Christmas cinema release, were leaked to file-sharing networks.
Now the hack is causing more collateral damage than just a few movies leaked onto the internet. Amongst a batch of emails made public by the hackers were several racially tinged emails about President Obama’s imagined movie tastes. And references to “a minimally talented spoiled brat” and a “rampaging ego” and a “bipolar 28-year-old lunatic”. Such language! You’d only hear that in … well, a movie.
All these things are the sort of stuff which most corporate networks have. But they just prefer they were not made public, which is exactly why the Sony hack was so embarrassing. And teams of lawyers are going through all … Read more