The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.”
Sony’s online PlayStation store and Microsoft’s Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies.
Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.
Where To Watch ‘The Interview’ Streaming Online Christmas Eve, and In Bay Area Theaters Christmas Day
After pulling “The Interview” from theatrical release in the face of terrorist threats traced to North Korea, Sony confirms it is changing plans and releasing the film online on Christmas Eve and in limited theaters on Christmas Day after all.
San Francisco-based RPX Corporation bought the patents.
EXCLUSIVE: The Interview’s Seth Rogen Foreshadows North Korean Hackers Attacking Sony’s Servers In Advance Of Movie’s Release
Sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction, and when comedian Seth Rogen joked about North Korean hackers breaking into Sony in advance of “The Interview” being released, his “theory” turned out to be dangerously accurate.
In Historic First, Sony Releases ‘The Interview’ Online Christmas Eve, In Independent Theaters Christmas Day
After pulling “The Interview” from theatrical release in the face of terrorist threats traced to North Korea, Sony confirms it is changing plans and releasing the film in limited theaters on Christmas Day after all, acquiescing to the outcry of many Americans who said the nation had suffered an attack on the freedom of speech.
North Korea’s internet access is “toast” Monday, and there is speculation that it may be the result of U.S. action in response to the so-called Sony hack.
Hollywood is on high alert as the Sony cyberattack by North Korea continues to reverberate worldwide.