Sony Pictures was the victim of a huge cyber-attack in November 2014. The hack was linked to North Korea in alleged retaliation for the film “The Interview”, a fictional story based on their leader Kim Jong Un, due to be released by Sony Pictures.

Hackers claimed to have stolen approx. 100 terabytes of sensitive data – including damaging emails, social security numbers, and medical files – and leaked unreleased Sony films online through free file-sharing sites. The hack was estimated to have cost the company a total of $35 million. This figure is said to primarily cover “costs such as those associated with restoring our financial and IT systems”.

Source: CSO Online

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