Sony Pictures Targeted In Bizarre Corporate Hack
Sony Pictures Entertainment has become the victim of a bizarre hack threatening to reveal the company's secrets if mysterious demands aren't met.By Jake Godin | November 25, 2014
It sounds like the stuff of cheesy hacker films — a large corporation gets hacked and all its computers display a nefarious skull claiming its deepest secrets are at stake. Well, this is real, and it happened to Sony Pictures Entertainment Monday.
The hack first became apparent on Reddit when a now-deleted user account posted this unusual image, claiming it was from a friend who still worked at Sony Pictures. At the top of the image is the banner, "Hacked by #GOP."
As for who or what #GOP is, Bloomberg is saying it's a group calling itself "Guardians of Peace." So far, the only thing Sony has said is that it's investigating "an IT matter."