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  • Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to…

  • Sony film took aim at North Korea’s biggest taboo

    TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government’s claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen’s latest comedy, no one can say they weren’t warned. The movie, “The Interview,” pushed all of North Korea’s buttons. No country would welcome a movie portraying the glib…

  • Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of…

  • AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers. The official, who said a more formal…

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers. The official, who said a more formal…

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of ‘The Interview’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about “The Interview,” the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. “You’re always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously,” said Rogen. “If something horrible happened and they were like, ‘It’s inappropriate to release this movie…

  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ amid terror hack threats

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.” The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the…

  • Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of…

  • Film students to play role in Academy Awards show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Oscar producers said Wednesday they’re bringing back the Team Oscar program that invites young filmmakers to play a role in the awards show. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say…

  • Stars and others react to ‘Interview’ cancellation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony’s private documents and other proprietary materials released online: – “Dear…

  • Obama says people should ‘go to the movies’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should “go to the movies.” Sony said Wednesday it was canceling the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after many theaters said they would hold off on screening the film. Threats have been made against…

  • Canadian chain postpones ‘The Interview’ showings

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s dominant theater chain has postponed its planned showings of the film “The Interview.” Cineplex joins other top North American theater chains that have altered their plans after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy. Pat Marshall, a Cineplex spokeswoman, said Wednesday that “Cineplex takes seriously its commitment to the…

  • US official says federal investigators connect Sony hacking to North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says federal investigators connect Sony hacking to North Korea.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Analysis: Cuba and US move to end half-century feud MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments. The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations came with the release of American Alan Gross and an unnamed US intelligence agent, and the…

  • Sony Pictures cancels Dec. 25 release of ‘The Interview’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures cancels Dec. 25 release of ‘The Interview’ .