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Sony Pictures has reportedly begun investigating possible hacking links to North Korea, following a savage attack on its network earlier this week. According to Re/code, which cited insiders, the company was yet to determine whether Nork hackers, possibly operating from within China, were behind the attack. As The Register …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

    Sounds like a typical Hollywood PR stunt.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Windows

      Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

      My thoughts exactly.

      We are all so ... cynical these days.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

      http://torrentfreak.com/sony-movies-leak-online-after-hack-attack-141129/

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

        The files detailed below appear to relate to the automatic content recognition systems operated by anti-piracy company Audible Magic.

        audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

        audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

        set_ssh-private-key-file.htm

        audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

        private_and_private_key.txt

        "Good. GOOD!" (Galactic emperor handwring and cackling laughter).

        But ... they are using PuTTY?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

        "sony-movies-leak-online-after-hack-attack"

        Lol - not Cinavia infected either. Allegedly.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

      Sony's PCs all have a root kit deployed on them without their permission? How ironic. It couldn't have happened to a nicer company.

      Say PS4 owners how's it going playing Cinavia infected movies from your DNLA media players? What? - oh you need an Xbox One to do that?!.....

      1. garden-snail
        Joke

        Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

        Most Sony executives don't know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A plague on both their houses

    My lack of sympathy is equally distributed. Is Adam Sandler in this movie? - that would tip the balance.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: A plague on both their houses

      In what direction?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: A plague on both their houses

        nuclear war

  3. Frankee Llonnygog

    What a pity

    I hear the attack disrupted production on The Dear Leader Saves Stuart Little from the Imperialist Running Dogs

  4. William Donelson

    Wow, what a turkey of a movie!

  5. WalterAlter
    Devil

    Norks?! Yahright.

    I got a pain in my ass this morning. Must have walked through a Nork ass ray at the mall yesterday.

  6. Chris G Silver badge

    Serves 'em right

    If the description of the movie is anything to go by, something terrible SHOULD happen to Sony. Going by the description and what was said earlier about the film Men, Women and Children it 's time for a shake up of the industry. Poor plots and nth remakes or sequels are not what the customer wants although I could stand a sequel to Little Orphan Annie, I always did wonder what she got up to as an adult.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Serves 'em right

      Maybe pupils for her eyes? (One has to remember the comic strip to understand.)

      1. Michael Habel Silver badge

        Re: Serves 'em right

        Maybe pupils for her eyes? (One has to remember the comic strip to understand.)

        Why specifically just her?!

        1. Mark 85 Silver badge

          Re: Serves 'em right

          Because she didn't have any. Everyone usually squinted so we don't know if they had pupils or not.

  7. The Morgan Doctrine

    I've really been looking forward to this movie!

    I thought this was a hilarious premise, snuffing that mental (and otherwise) midget from North Korea, the only world leader who uses his stupidity as a tactical asset. I'm hoping the negative comments are part of a NORK disinformation campaign. Go for it Franco and Rogan! I hope you win an academy award. And Merry Christmas Kim Jong-un.

    1. PleebSmash
      Trollface

      Re: I've really been looking forward to this movie!

      Getting hacked: pricey.

      Baiting NK into generating more press for your movie: priceless.

  8. Lapun Mankimasta

    Son of Stuxnet?

    First thought of mine. Stuxnet's out there, source code for it's available if you've got the cash, and there's a company out there's painted a target on its back ... rootkit's just the icing on the cake, the cream on the strawberries (or manure, if that's what you like) ...

  9. SkepticScott

    Share Value of Sony Corp is $15 Billion, GDP of North Korea is $12 Billion. Sony a global organisation providing end to end equipment and services, TV's to watch media, Film Studios to produce media, and Sony has a stranglehold on the production industry, everyhing from tapes, camera, tape decks, its all Sony.

    In comparison, North Korea is a bankrupt state whose leader Kim Jung Un was once caught visiting Tokyo Disney Land on a false passport; besides two alleged nuclear bombs (and no dlivery system) Kim Jung Un is no Blofeld. He's a comic character who, like his father before him is a useful scapegoat for American military operations in the region.

    Now he has been turned into a comic stooge for Hollywood. The Interview is a crap movie which was scheduled for a Hollywood DUMP in January; then someone came up with this over the top fantastical idea and suddenly the film is a download hit. No distribution costs, no marketing costs, gotta admit it is a brilliant ruse without which none of us would have ever heard about the movie.

    North Korea can't organise a trip to Disneyland for it's dear leader, the idea that it could take on the might of Sony is laughable and will no doubt provide fodder for the sequal

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