Sony Recovering From Hacking

The hacking caused five films, including unreleased movies such as “Annie” and “Mr. Turner,” to leak online, but the company has not figured out how the breach took place. It is working with law enforcement officials to investigate the cause of the security failure and has hired security firm FireEye and its Mandiant unit to look into the incident.

A spokeswoman for Sony declined to comment.

Sony has not had email and other electronic systems running since last Monday, when a group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” took credit for the attacks. At the time, Sony’s computer system displayed an image of a skeleton along with a message that read, “Hacked by #GOP.” A news report on Re/Code last Friday speculated that the hack might have been orchestrated in conjunction with North Korean officials as punishment for the studio’s involvement in “The Interview.” The James Franco- Seth Rogen comedy centers on a talk show host tasked with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The North Korean link is one of many possible scenarios being investigated, according to an insider.

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