North Korea Denies Sony Hack, Chaos Continues

North Korea is now claiming it did not hack into Sony Pictures EntertainmentEUs computer systems, causing a massive shut down, releasing major motion pictures and stealing employee data. Nevertheless, the upheaval at Sony continues.

According to the Telegraph, a North Korean diplomat has denied that the government was behind the hack attack on Sony Pictures. There was speculation that SonyEUs upcoming comedy "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, outraged the Communist government because of its story line in which journalists are enlisted to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

An anonymous New York-based North Korean diplomat also denied that his government had anything to do with it, telling the Voice of America broadcast network it was EUanother fabrication targeting the country." The diplomat added, EUMy country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy.EU

Employees Are Fearful

Before the shut down, a message on SonyEUs internal computer screens read "Hacked By #GOP," shorthand for the group Guardians of Peace. The message also offered a list of threats, and told Sony it had "secrets" the hackers would release if the company didn't "obey."

The hackers didnEUt seem to wait long for Sony to EUobey,EU and it is still unclear what the group wanted Sony to do. Guardians of Peace swiftly uploaded five pirated, yet-to-be-released Sony movies over the Internet, including "Annie," in a move to cause the company financial damage, according to news reports. But the hackers seem to have far more grief planned for Sony and are already in the process of releasing confidential information obtained through the hack.

Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that employees are fearful about what information about them may have been stolen. Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity points to multiple sources that are reporting intruders also stole over 25 GB of sensitive data on...

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