One of the major media companies has been the target of what appears to be a major hacking attack. In a story running under the headline “Sony Paralyzed by Computer Hacker Attack With Ominous Message,” Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming Jr. reports that the attack on Sony “has basically brought the whole global corporation to an electronic standstill.”
The report notes that company computers in New York and around the world were hit by the attacker. “As a precaution, computers in Los Angeles were shut down while the corporation deals with the breach,” the report adds.
Images have been posted on a number of media sites that show what is appearing on computer screens that are impacted by the hacking. (See image below.)
A Sony spokesperson reportedly said only: “We are investigating an IT matter.”
“It gets more bizarre as the message claims this is just the beginning and then threatens to release documents by 11 PM this evening,” Fleming’s Deadline piece adds. “There is no reason given why this is happening, and no specific demands. Mentioned are websites in places around the world, some of which don’t even function.”
Screen image from a hacked Sony computer