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Dec 30, 2014
Dec 29, 2014

U.S. suspects North Korea had help attacking Sony Pictures-source

WASHINGTON/BOSTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – U.S. investigators
believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the
country to help with last month’s massive cyberattack against
Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said on
Monday.

As North Korea lacks the capability to conduct some elements
of the sophisticated campaign by itself, U.S. investigators are
looking at the possibility that Pyongyang “contracted out” some
of the cyber work, according to the official, who was not
authorized to speak on the record about the investigation.

Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014

Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony Corp’s (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored.

The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting both the PlayStation Network and Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Xbox Live on Christmas Day. Service was restored to Xbox Live on Friday.

Dec 27, 2014

Sony works for 3rd day to restore PlayStation after attack

BOSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Sony Corp worked for a
third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation
online gaming network after a Christmas Day cyberattack
shuttered access to some customers, including holiday recipients
of new game consoles.

“If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and
have been unable to log onto the network, know that this problem
is temporary and is not caused by your game console,” Sony
executive Catherine Jensen said in a Saturday posting on the
company’s U.S. PlayStation blog.

Dec 27, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 27, 2014

Sony works for third day to recover from PlayStation network attack

BOSTON (Reuters) – Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation video gaming network after disruptions that a hacker group said it caused in a Christmas Day attack.

It was Sony’s second high-profile encounter with hackers this holiday season following the unprecedented attack on its Hollywood studio, which Washington has attributed to the North Korean government and linked to the release of the low-brow comedy “The Interview”.

    • About Jim

      "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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