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Hack at Sony Pictures shuts computer system
Hack at Sony Pictures shuts computer system

Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered a widespread hack that rendered the film studio's computer systems useless, in a twist right out of a cybersecurity thriller movie. Employees of the Culver City-based studio who tried to log on to their work computers Monday were greeted with an ominous warning. An image of a sneering red skeleton appeared on the screen under "Hacked By #GOP," reportedly short for "Guardians of Peace," and a list of threats. Then the system went dark. Staff from coast to coast couldn't log on to computers or access email, bringing the workday to a crawl. They were reduced to using old-fashioned pen and paper to complete assignments...

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