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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:44 PM

Sony 'made a mistake'

Source: Washington Post

The first questions asked of President Obama involved the massive Sony hack, which the United States has tied to North Korea.

“In this interconnected digital world, there are going to be opportunities for hackers to engage in cyberassaults both in the private sector and the public,” he said. “Now, our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent these attacks from taking place.”

He said the country needs to work on improving its cyber-security laws, adding that he is sympathetic to Sony being hacked. Yet he said Sony “made a mistake” in opting to pull the movie. He also said he wished Sony had spoken with him before canceling the release of “The Interview.”

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Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/live-updates-obama-press-conference/?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:56 PM

1. now sony has a nice fat 'losses' tax dedication on a movie that probably sucked, imo :P

And Homeland Security 'for profits' will earn billions more in our Federal money.

We better have in public exactly who sent that one line 'threat', and took those emails.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:00 PM

2. Probably good enough for domestic consumption, but not the foreign crowd

But even before the cancellation of the film, Sony executives responsible for the international release of the movie were concerned the action-comedy featuring Hollywood stars Seth Rogen and James Franco would not translate to a foreign audience, the leaked e-mails show.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1029647

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:30 PM

6. interesting! was the movie taken (hacked) along with the emails?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:37 PM

7. I've heard about clips and the Bond script

passwords, employee private data such as Social Security Numbers, as well as movie clips related to unfinished movies.

Read more: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/53511/20141209/sony-hack-reveals-celebrities-aliases-of-tom-hanks-jennifer-alba-demands-release-of-the-interview-be-pulled.htm


New Bond Film Script Leaked After Sony Hacking
http://news.sky.com/story/1391590/new-bond-film-script-leaked-after-sony-hacking

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:02 PM

3. Business First™

He said the country needs to work on improving its cyber-security laws

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:07 PM

4. Yes, laws.

 

Our cyber-security laws are outdated. We don't have many laws in the way of regulating HOW we secure certain networks. With all the hacks that have affected businesses AND consumers as of late (Home Depot, Target, Sony), we need new laws pertaining to cyber-security.

Laws aren't just "rules" for citizens to follow, laws also regulate the way things are done.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:14 PM

5. Allowing corporations to set their own IT security guidelines isn't working out too well.

 

More regulation IS needed in this area.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:12 PM

9. The CyberSecurity Act of 2015,

sponsored by Facebook.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:39 PM

8. Don't be suprised when you start seeing CISPA cybersecurity legislation

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