Absolutely nothing electronic is safe anymore. It’s not yet clear who may be behind this attack, but it’s clear the Russians and Chinese could shut America down if they wanted — and they eventually will as it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.
2ND UPDATE: This Sony computer hacking episode isn’t over. The corporation’s computers are still down, in New York, overseas and on the Culver City lot of Sony Pictures, for the second day. IT experts are still working to figure out how the breach happened, and to stop a repeat. It is never opportune for something like this to interrupt a corporation’s hard work, but Thanksgiving week is probably not the worst time for it. Here’s the official line: “Sony Pictures Entertainment experienced a system disruption, which are working diligently to resolve.”
UPDATE: While it seems that a world-leading tech company would be the last to be brought down by a hacker, this Sony thing is serious. I’ve come across a still photo of the hacked message that appeared on screens, posted by a site called business2community.com. More when it comes in. SPE spokesperson Jean Guerin said “We are investigating an IT matter.” Here’s the still photo: (see above photo)
Full article: Sony Hacker Paralysis Reaches Day Two (Updated) (Deadline)