Widespread hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment reportedly brings down entire computer system

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Sony appears to have once again been targeted by malicious hackers. On Monday, Sony Pictures Entertainment - the company's motion picture, television production and distribution arm - was essentially brought to a standstill as a result of a bizarre security...

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Guest

So when hackers does these images on a pc thing, are they image files open in a image viewer, or a program in full screen? lol
 

yukka

TechSpot Paladin
Could use the screensaver mechanism locking people out of the machines. Or replace the login screen on the pc with the picture. A few options if you already have software with control on the machine. Nightmare.
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
Information from Sony employees provided to various publications claim the attack is very real and they’re day-to-day operations are essentially crippled.
Their* #Correction

Sorry but that's all I could focus on through the article :p
 

stewi0001

TS Evangelist
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gezzz what a joke (meaning the lame hackers)

so what's their demands? a movie about Mr bone head? or perhaps they want a shrubbery?
 

TheLastPanda

TS Enthusiast
So when hackers does these images on a pc thing, are they image files open in a image viewer, or a program in full screen? lol
All the ones I've seen are just a program in full screen. Sometimes you can just get in to the cmd and start Explorer manually and it pops the desktop to the front. You can also bypass boot kits with USB boot tools. But I'm sure if I could do it after a semester at an I.T desk these guys would have already tried.
 
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Guest

I can't figure for the life of me what Sony has "done wrong"? If you don't like their products, you simply don't buy them. (It's not rocket science.) What pathetic excuse is there to cause damage & harm to people? (It's sad to see the human race degrade with each new generation.)
 

JeffDotNet

TS Rookie
I am so tired of these sick people I am ready to have only one PC in the house connected to the internet, for entertainment purposes only.