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Dec 12, 2014
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Sony CEO ordered ‘The Interview’ toned down, Rogen objected: emails

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film “The Interview” to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea’s leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony’s Hollywood studio.

The comedy, slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, is about journalists played by Seth Rogen and James Franco who are hired by the CIA to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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FBI official says ‘no attribution’ to North Korea in Sony hack probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior FBI official said on Tuesday that the agency has not confirmed widely held suspicions that North Korea is behind the unprecedented cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio.

“There is no attribution to North Korea at this point,” Joe Demarest, assistant director with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber division, said while speaking on a panel at a cybersecurity conference sponsored by Bloomberg Government.

Dec 8, 2014

Group claiming Sony hack demands ‘The Interview’ not be released

LOS ANGELES/BOSTON (Reuters) – A group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded that the company cancel the release of “The Interview,” a comedy that depicts an assassination plot against North Korea’s leader.

A letter posted on a file-sharing site on Monday asked Sony to “stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!” It was signed by GOP, the nickname for the “Guardians of Peace” group that says it is responsible for a cyber attack at Sony that began Nov. 24.

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      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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