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N. Korea Has Army of 6K Hackers: S. Korea

South Korean report says Pyongyang able to attack US mainland

(Newser) - South Korea says rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyberarmy dedicated to disrupting the South's military and government. The figure is a dramatic increase from South Korea's earlier estimate that the North had a cyberwarfare staff of 3,000. Seoul's Defense Ministry also says in a...

US Sanctions North Korea Over Sony Hack

White House lays down financial penalties

(Newser) - The US is imposing financial sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures . The White House says the sanctions affect three North Korean entities, including a government intelligence agency and a North Korean arms dealer. The US also is sanctioning 10 individuals who work for those...

North Korea Compares Obama to Monkey

And blames the US for its Internet outage

(Newser) - North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie The Interview. The North's powerful National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim Jong Un and is the country's top governing body,...

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Sony releases movie on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox

(Newser) - Turns out you won't even have to leave your house if you want to watch controversial Sony flick The Interview. The company has announced that, as of 1pm Eastern today, the Seth Rogen and James Franco movie about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un is available on YouTube...

You Can See The Interview After All

Select theaters announce plans to screen it on Christmas

(Newser) - Theaters including the Plaza in Atlanta and the Texas-based chain of Alamo Drafthouse cinemas will show The Interview after all, they announced on Twitter today. Sony Pictures Entertainment pulled the Seth Rogen- and James Franco-starring movie about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un after Sony got hacked and threats...

Today Boots Amy Adams for Clamming Up on Sony

Actress didn't want to talk about hacked emails, so show nixed her

(Newser) - First rule about Sony email hacks: Don't talk about Sony email hacks. Or so go the reports about Amy Adams' aborted appearance on the Today show. Adams, who was in New York to promote her new movie, Big Eyes, was reportedly uncomfortable answering questions about the hack, in which...

Sony Hack Suspects Send FBI a Video: 'You Are an Idiot'

Studio says it's looking at alternatives for releasing The Interview

(Newser) - The hackers allegedly behind the hack of Sony Pictures are congratulating the FBI on its work and offering the bureau a "Christmas gift." "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes," a...

North Korea Demands Joint Hack Inquiry With US

... or else

(Newser) - North Korea swears it had nothing to do with the hack of Sony no matter what President Obama or the FBI thinks, and it has now called for a joint investigation with the US, reports Reuters . But it did so in typical North Korean fashion: "Without resorting to such...

Sony CEO: 'We Have Not Backed Down'

Michael Lynton suggests Obama isn't clear on what happened

(Newser) - Sony is bristling at President Obama's view that the company "made a mistake" in canceling next week's release of a movie after hackers' threats. "We have not backed down," CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria of CNN . "The president, the press, and the public...

Clooney Slams Hollywood After Failed Petition

Actor attacks censorship, media response to Sony hack

(Newser) - George Clooney is pissed about the Sony hack by North Korea and the subsequent pull of The Interview . Speaking with Deadline , he not only says Hollywood is filled with scaredy-cats, he slams the media for having "abdicated its real duty." Clooney says he drafted a petition in support...

Another N. Korean Parody Apparently Bites the Dust

Paramount reportedly asks theaters not to air decade-old 'Team America'

(Newser) - If you were planning to get your North Korea parody fix from a theater screening of Team America: World Police in lieu of Sony's now-pulled The Interview , it's time for Plan C. Paramount Pictures reportedly told theaters that were planning on protesting the Interview decision by showing Team ...

US Investigators Pin Sony Hack on North Korea

Multiple reports says US is ready to blame Pyongyang

(Newser) - It was North Korea. Or at least that's what federal investigators looking into the massive hack of Sony Pictures have concluded, reports NBC News . The AP and CNN have the same scoop, with the latter saying that a formal announcement could come tomorrow. All of the reports are based...

Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview'

Decision comes after major chains bailed on the movie

(Newser) - The Interview won't be released on Christmas Day after all. Sony said today that it was putting the Seth Rogen film on hold in the face of threats from hackers, reports NBC News . Not that it would have been easy to see anyway: Sony's move came after four...

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Trebek Almost Quit—Over Whiny Kid's Stage Mom

'Jeopardy' host unhappy when producers didn't support him, leaked emails reveal

(Newser) - Alex Trebek almost walked away from his three-decade-long gig hosting Jeopardy!—and all because of a whiny Jeopardy! Kids contestant, according to newly leaked emails from the Sony hack obtained by Radar . The little girl was upset when she was eliminated from the game before "Final Jeopardy" and...

Sony Threats: Franco, Rogen Cancel Media Appearances

Move follows alleged hackers' latest message

(Newser) - With the Sony threats taking a dark new turn , Seth Rogen and James Franco have scrapped all media appearances to push The Interview, reports BuzzFeed . That includes scheduled stops on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers' shows, though the pair are still expected to attend a special screening in New York...

Sony Hackers' 'Christmas Gift': Eerie 9/11 Threat

'Guardians of Peace' have decidedly unpeaceful threats for 'Interview' premiere

(Newser) - The so-called Guardians of Peace have apparently released the beginning of their promised and also so-called "Christmas gift," and it consists of the personal emails of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and a dark threat for anyone with plans to go see the Christmas release of The Interview....

Sony Leak Reveal: Channing Tatum Writes Great Email

And female 'American Hustle' stars paid less than males

(Newser) - The Sony hack continues to give the world entertainment in the form of leaked emails of the stars . The latest is from Channing Tatum, who was apparently very excited when 22 Jump Street's opening numbers put it No. 2 on the list of best opening weekends for R-rated comedies....

Sony to Media: Stop Using Hacked Documents

Studio threatens legal action over 'stolen information'

(Newser) - Sony is calling on news organizations to stop publishing the mountain of information coming out of hackers' breach of company data. After the emergence of material ranging from Hollywood pay to personal attacks on Angelina Jolie , a letter to the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gawker, and other media...

Sony Hackers Vow 'Christmas Gift,' Swiped 007 Script

Plus, much more from Amy Pascal's email archive

(Newser) - The Sony hackers apparently also stole an early version of the script to the latest Bond movie, titled Sceptre, according to the BBC , and the movie's producers say in a statement they're "concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it...

North Korea: Sony Hack 'Righteous,' But Not Ours

Pyongyang not amused with being blamed by 'South Korea puppet group'

(Newser) - North Korea had nothing to do with the massive hack on Sony, thank you very much, but Pyongyang is totally down with whoever did the deed: In a long-on-drama statement to state-run KCNA , a government spokesman says that the Sony hit "might be a righteous deed of the supporters...

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