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DOJ Charges North Korean Programmer in Sony Pictures Hack

The Justice Department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, along with the massive WannaCry ransomware attack last year and an $81 million theft from a bank in Bangladesh.

United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the …

Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea.

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Box Office: Female-Led ‘Ghostbusters’ Underwhelms with 2nd-Place Finish

Sony/Village Roadshow’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot failed to scare up enough business to be considered a hit in its opening frame, while Universal/Illumination’s latest animated offering The Secret Life of Pets looked to be on track for a $50M+ weekend to retain the top spot and Bryan Cranston’s undercover caper The Infiltrator fell flat at the box office this weekend.

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