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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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Sony’s Amy Pascal Waits While Seth Rogen’s Pot Smell Is Cleaned from New Office

Former Sony co-chair Amy Pascal will have to wait a little while longer to move into her posh new production office; according to sources at the company, the office’s previous occupants, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, smoked so much weed in there that the smell has become pervasive, and Pascal reportedly wants it cleaned up before she moves in.

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Seth Rogen Continues His ‘American Sniper’ Retreat

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen is pushing ahead with his retreat explanation regarding a statement he made on Twitter, where he likened the Iraq War biopic American Sniper to a Nazi propaganda film. On Jan. 18, Rogen tweeted: American Sniper

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Nicolas Cage to Star in Osama Bin Laden Satire Film

Actor Nicholas Cage has been cast to star in Larry Charles’s latest satire film, Army of One, and will reportedly play a “regular guy” who journeys across the world to hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

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Did NSA Surveillance Help Pin the Sony Hack on North Korea?

The Obama administration has officially linked the North Korean government to the Sony Pictures hack, perpetrated by a group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” in retaliation for a film that mocks North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Was the Sony hack foreign espionage, or an inside job?

It has long been suspected that the hackers who worked Sony Pictures over, ostensibly to punish it for insulting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a satirical film called “The Interview,” involved some assistance from insiders.  The self-identified primary

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North Korea: Attack on Obama Not Racist Because ‘Not All Monkeys are Black’

The government of North Korea has developed a reputation for lack of subtlety in its attacks on perceived enemies, and in remarks last week regarding the Seth Rogen comedy film The Interview, it crossed a line, calling President Obama a “monkey” and hurling other invective his direction. Now, the nation’s spokesman for Latin America is claiming that the comment could not possibly be a racist one.

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Report: U.S. Suspects North Korea Had Help Attacking Sony

(Reuters) – U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month’s massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said on Monday.

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Private Intelligence Firm Briefs FBI: Sony Hack Could Have Been Inside Job

FBI agents were briefed Monday by one of the world’s leading cyber intelligence firms, who claim that the evidence being gathered in connection with the November 24 cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment points to a former employee of the studio, rather than North Korea, as the perpetrator of the hack.

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Prof: Sony Hack More Sophisticated Than Previous North Korea Hacks

Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and Senior Adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said that he believes the Sony hack came from North Korea and was more sophisticated than anything they

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World View: Darfur on the Verge of Return to Full-Scale Civil War

The Darfur genocide has sometimes been called “Everybody’s favorite African war,” since George Clooney and other movie stars, and politicians like Susan Rice, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have all made “Stop the genocide” and “Save Darfur” and “Enough is enough” part of a very stylish and progressive do-good campaign.

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Sony Will Recover Half Its Investment in ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Interview debuted on Christmas Eve at number 1 on YouTube Movies, Google Play, and Microsoft’s Xbox Video. With horrible reviews, the movie would have been a financial dud if the Sony hack never happened. Sony will recover about half its investment by moving the first release of The Interview directly to Internet distribution. But the Google’s savvy move may revolutionize movie industry distribution and doom the theater chains that refused to screen the movie.

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China Censors Sony Hack News While Calling for ‘Restraint’ from All Parties

As one of the nations with the closest relationship to the extremely isolated North Korean government, many have been closely following the reaction of the Chinese government to developments surrounding the hacking of Sony corporate servers. China’s official statements have been limited in their scope, though the state has heavily censored news surrounding the hack and, particularly, accusations that North Korea orchestrated it.

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Hollywood Box Office Down 5% From 2013

It’s been a rough year for the Hollywood film industry, even before Sony Pictures’ decision to pull The Interview from its scheduled December 25 release date in the wake of a massive cyberattack.