What was the Dec. 2014 cyber attack on Sony Pictures?

  • Japan-based Sony Pictures' film "The Interview", depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was scheduled for December 2014 release.
  • Just prior to release, Sony suffered continual anonymous cyber attacks involving the release of huge amounts of sensitive company information (including film scripts, private emails and personal accounts).
  • Sony capitulated to the pressure and withdrew the movie from general release.

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