America accused North Korea over the Sony Picture’s hack after FBI said that they believed North Korea was involved particularly because of the action comedy film in which the fictional assassination of Kim Jong-Un occurs. But one can’t deny that Sony Pictures witnessed one of the most deadly cyber attacks in modern times.
The hackers Guardians of Peace GOP gave a severe blow to Sony Pictures Entertainment by releasing a lot of private date and information about employees and celebrities associated with the company. Moreover, social security numbers and spreadsheet enlisting top executives along with their salaries were also released by the hackers. They not only destroyed property and leaked confidential information but also have created wave of terror in the market. The GOP sent threatening emails to employees mentioning the threat that hovers over them and their families. One of the emails stated that the group are very much aware of the internal workings of the organization involved and it became obvious that they might even have an inside man right in the center. Almost 75 % of the data from the organization’s servers was wiped out after stealing and still it did not stop there. 5 movies were stolen including the yet to be released Annie.
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures along with co chairman Amy Pascal have tried a lot to just get over the crisis but it’s been a storm that hasn’t faded or diminished in its power and is still affecting the organization.
The Interview, the flick that caused all this mayhem still founded way to be released online and on some theaters on its schedule on Christmas Day. And the profits its showing can help the organization and its employees to reestablish their faith as a global force in the entertainment industry.