Did Sony Do The Right Thing In Pulling the Movie, “The Interview”? [POLL]
The entertainment and political world's collided this week when Sony pulled the movie "The Interview" after threats from hackers as the Washington Post reported.
On Wednesday, bowing to threats of violence this week from the hackers against theaters that ran “The Interview,” Sony canceled the movie’s release. It was, analysts said, a stunning capitulation to the hackers’ demands and sets a worrying new precedent for cyberterrorism that could encourage more attacks.
The hack also throws into relief North Korea’s burgeoning cyberwarfare capabilities and its increased willingness to use a tool that can be wielded to disproportionate effect against countries with much larger and more powerful militaries and economies.
The administration has made clear for several years that it has a range of diplomatic, economic, legal and military options at its disposal in response to cyberattacks.
It is unlikely, however, that officials will announce the responses it is considering or the one it chooses. “There’s a lot of options,” the official said. “They likely won’t be discussed publicly anytime soon.”
Intelligence officials “know very specifically who the attackers are,” said one individual familiar with the investigation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing. They are North Korean government personnel, the individual said. The hackers were able to root around for three weeks in Sony’s network before being detected, the source said.
Did Sony make the right move or did they give in to cyber terrorist? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.