North Korean Hackers Threaten Terrorist Action, Major Movie Release Cancelled Indefinitely

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TastyWheat87, Dec 17, 2014.

Do you think these major theater chains, and Sony made the right call cancelling this movie release?

  1. Yes. A possible terrorist attack is too risky.

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  2. No. This is America, and we do not concede to terrorist threats or demands.

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  3. Other. (Comment Below)

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  1. TastyWheat87

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    U.S.: North Korea behind Sony hack; Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” is dropped

    Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the five largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens. (AP)

    Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...1bdb2a-8608-11e4-9534-f79a23c40e6c_story.html

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/18/us-sony-cybersecurity-theaters-idUSKBN0JV2MA20141218
     
  2. Nwcid

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    Any attack that can be linked to N Korea = war. We can easily handle them.
     
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  3. Dyjital

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    Attack us... Then bow to South Korea when we unite Korea as one nation again.
     
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  4. slimer13

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    Either Sony has no sac whatsoever or they have some bigger secrets they are trying to keep quiet.
     
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  5. TastyWheat87

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    As I understand it, the hackers got all kinds of information...terabytes of data. Movies in various states of completion, HR records showing some exec was spanking a subordinate but was not fired, salary info made public...I'm sure there is more where that came from.
     
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    Crazy, I didn't even know NK had electricity??? Maybe China helped.....
     
  7. bellarum

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    Looks like a stupid movie anyway. I'm glad we're all out of real problems. Can we go straight to Netflix with this one to avoid a war? Executive action?
     
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  8. etrain16

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    Hollywood only knows how to stand up to one group - Conservative Americans, especially Christians - all others, they bow in fear. Hollywood is the LAST place I look to for any kind of example of strength, truth, honesty, moral guidance, etc.
     
  9. CoastRange57

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    Look for more of this to happen. Sony had a hole that allowed this to happen. Back in 2008, our business bank account got hit with several small charges and then some larger ones in the course of a few hours. Our controller monitored the account about every 2 hours during the day, and we got the bank on the phone.

    They went ahead and stopped the hits, but we had to cancel all the debit cards and credit cards, which left 2 groups of employees on job sites 150 miles from home with no access to company funds for fuel and other expenses. I had to hit the road with cash to keep things going and had plenty of time to talk to the banks IT
    "expert". He did not understand how this could have happened, and I explained how any kid with 2 computers and an Excel program could make this happen.

    We ended up switching banks, and most of these banks have really corrected these holes, but like any thing, there will be somebody who can exploit even the smallest flaw in IT security.

    Sony is just the first of many who will encounter this problem.
     
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  10. ZA_Survivalist

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    Who would have thought they had computers..me thinks this is china.. N.Korea is just the scapegoat.
     
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  11. Dyjital

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    N Korea holds their citizens in the literal dark but has some technological advances they they keep secret. Not saying China doesn't have a hand in helping.

    The citizens are so malnurished they can only focus on food and aren't very high on Maslows hierarchy of needs scale.

    Starve somebody and they ignore everything but food.

    They also keep:
    https://news.vice.com/article/north-koreas-got-a-big-crystal-meth-problem

    Them dependent on more than just the government.
     
  12. U201491

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    The little fat ugly north Korean wart needs to get his just deserts anyway just for the way he treats his people.
    Someone should have dumped him in a hole long long ago.
     
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  13. Stomper

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    Just think about the known IT weaknesses in our power grids that are already a prime target for hostile country's hackers if/when a REAL balloon goes up.

    This ain't nothin', people. o_O
     
  14. TastyWheat87

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    Agreed. One of these days, these foreign pigs that we should have wiped out when we had the chance will seize control and hold our way of life hostage.

    Don't worry, the libtards armed with teddy bears and rainbow-colored dildos will protect us.
     
  15. Nick Burkhardt

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    At least North Korea did not demand Julie Chen from Sony
    JulieChenLegCross04.jpg
     
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    Why oh why could this not have happened before they released "Ishtar" or "Gigli"?
     
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  17. ZA_Survivalist

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    Or "an inconvenient truth" haha!
     
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    If I remember correctly North Korea actually has internet, its just that its ...North Korean internet. The government provides an internet that is essentially a country wide home network. The government controls what's on it and who sees it. The ruling class like Kim and his buddies of course have access to real internet, but they don't allow the general public to view all the fancy stuff the rest of the world sees.
     
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  20. Caveman Jim

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    You got to admit he sho does have a lot of cheerleaders.........:eek:
     

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