I’ll be posting my take on whether or not the emails and business information should be fair game for journalists soon, but here’s Sony’s sad, sad timeline. This thing has gone on for three weeks and no one is stepping up to responsibility here from Sony. Pascal and Lynton are doing their best CYA while Sony Tokyo has been strangely quiet.
The cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment continues to cripple the company, embarrassing its top executives and those who do business with them, as e-mails and confidential information are sifted and selectively published by anyone with access to the hackers’ dump. Here is how the story broke, day-by-day. We’ll continue to update as it unfolds.
Day 1: Monday, November 24
At Sony Pictures Entertainment’s headquarters in Culver City, a typical week begins. The first sign of a digital break-in comes early that morning, when the image of a stylized skull with long skeletal fingers flashes on every employee’s computer screen at the same time, accompanied by a threatening message warning that “This is just the beginning.” The hackers say “we’ve obtained all your internal data,” and warn that if Sony doesn’t “obey” their demands, they will release the company’s “top secrets.”
At 10:50 A.M., Deadline’s Mike Fleming breaks the news…
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