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 …

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.

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‘Jumanji’ Ready to Battle Floundering ‘Star Wars’ Franchise at Box Office

The new Jumanji franchise, that unexpectedly flourished against box office under-performer Star Wars: The Last Jedi last year, just announced Jumanji 3 will open on December 13, 2019,  just one week prior to the opening of Star Wars: Episode IX. So much for Star Wars being the 900 pound gorilla. 

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GLAAD Report: Hollywood Films Not Gay Enough

Gay advocacy group GLAAD slapped Hollywood with a failing grade on its annual report card for the lack of roles for gays and a dearth of gay storylines in films for 2017.

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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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Apple Touch ID Access at High Risk of Criminal Intruders

Although Apple claims its fingerprint scanner is 5 times more secure than a typical 4-digit passcode, security researchers claim they have developed a set of fake MasterPrints that demonstrate criminal intruders could access 65 percent of fingerprint scanners.

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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Plummets, ‘Sausage Party’ Eats Up $34M

Warner Bros./DC’s Suicide Squad took a deep nosedive in its second weekend of release while Seth Rogen and Sony’s raunchy Sausage Party became the highest-grossing animated release ever for August and Disney’s reboot of Pete’s Dragon stumbled out of the gate at the box office this weekend.

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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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CBS, NBCU, MGM, Lionsgate, Sony Join Georgia Boycott Threat

A number of top television networks and production studios have joined the growing list of companies who have vowed an economic boycott of the state of Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal does not veto a religious freedom bill that passed the state Legislature last week.

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Sony Shows Off Playstation Lineup at Paris Games Week

Welcome to the Sony Press Conference for Paris Games Week. Through the textomancy of Nate Church, and the mysterious magicks of the internet, you’re about to become a virtual attendee. YouTube, eat your heart out.

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Censorship, Prices, and Pirating Strangle Chinese Console Gaming Market

While Sony and Microsoft debuted their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in China within the past year, only 9 million out of China’s 515 million gamers use a console. Due to content censorship, prices, and pirating, Sony and Microsoft are expected to sell less than 550,000 consoles, combined, this year, with online PC and mobile games expected to haul in $16.8 and 4 billion, respectively.