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Sony's initial response to cyberattack

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 01:05

Sony worked to get basic office functions like email back up and running while assessing the scope of the data breach according to the Wall Street Journal. Shartia Brantley reports

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The cyber attack on Sony Pictures because of its movie "The Interview" - about a plot to kill North Korea's leader - resulted in confidential employee data and e-mails being exposed. But what happened inside Sony after the attack and who is responsible? The Wall Street Journal spoke to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton about the company's initial response - such as assessing the scope of the data breach and getting basic office functions like e-mail back up and running Sony worked alongside the FBI and FireEye, a cyber security firm. The FBI says there is evidence linking the North Korean government to the attack and the White House supports their finding. However, other cyber security experts think former employees are responsible. While that debate continues, what is certain is "The Interview" received a lot of free publicity and stoked feelings of patriotism fueling support for the movie which earned 18 million dollars during its opening weekend

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Sony's initial response to cyberattack

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 01:05