Sony Pictures hacked, data held for ransom
Sony Pictures was hit by a hack that forced employees to shut down their computers Monday and stay off the film studio’s network, according to reports.
Sony Pictures, the film and TV arm of Japanese tech and media conglomerate Sony, was hacked at some point in the last two days by a group calling itself #GOP, reported The Hollywood Reporter, citing people within the studio. The hackers claimed to have obtained Sony Pictures’ internal data, including its “secrets,” and said they would release the data to the public if their demands were not met, according to reports. It is unclear what the hacker group is demanding.
Sony has kept quiet on the incident, saying only that it is investigating an “IT matter.” Sony did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.