After a massive hacking attempt on the computer networks that run Sony Pictures, staffers have had to resort to doing things the old-fashioned way: with paper and pencil.
So far, a Sony spokesperson has only commented on the issue by stating that its technical staff were currently investigating an IT matter within the company, No official recognition of the successful hacking has yet occurred, though GOP continues to leak new files that seem to be verifiable as private and protected data.Not Credited
The successful hacking attempt has reduced Sony employees to doing their jobs without the aid of their computers entirely. It’s not just relegated to one set of offices, either – a staff member said that the hacker infiltration has left Sony Pictures offices all over the world in the same boat.
It could take as long as three weeks for the mess to get cleaned up and for things to return to normal after the hacking attack. A group known only as the Guardians of Peace have claimed to be responsible for the security breach, which led to the computer systems of the company – including several Twitter accounts – completely under hacker control.
To prove that the GOP was responsible for the hacking, the group has been slowly but surely releasing digital documents it said it had stolen from Sony Pictures systems. Some of the leaked files include scanned images from the passports of several high profile actors like Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Jonah Hill.
So far, a Sony spokesperson has only commented on the issue by stating that its technical staff were currently investigating an IT matter within the company, No official recognition of the successful hacking has yet occurred, though GOP continues to leak new files that seem to be verifiable as private and protected data.
The motivation behind the fully-orchestrated attack has yet to be made clear. One GOP spokesperson said through an email that the hacking group had received help from within Sony Pictures to breach the systems, but otherwise refused to elaborate on the mission of the hacker group. The language used in several of the hijacked Twitter feeds and images that appeared on Sony Pictures computers included warnings about meeting the group’s demands and that the chief executive of the company Michael Lynton had committed unspecified crimes that he somehow needed to pay for. No other information has emerged.
This archive content was originally published November 28, 2014 (www.betawired.com)