1. LCromwell's Avatar
    Sony Executives Find Savior in BlackBerry
    Posted: 12 Jan 2015 05:49 AM PST
    Los Angeles based Sony Pictures had to deal with a crippling cyber-attack last month when hackers paralyzed its corporate email servers. The hacking scandal made headlines all over the world and once again showed that many organizations are still unequipped to deal with the growing threat of cybercrime.

    Not knowing how to combat the attack and get its business back on foot, Sony executives scrambled for their BlackBerry devices. The Wall Street Journal reported that Sony found a cache of BlackBerry devices that still worked because BlackBerry uses its own servers to send and receive emails. In fact, the BlackBerry devices were integral to Sonys efforts to keep its employees productive immediately after the attack.

    The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures is believed to have been the handiwork of North Korea. North Korean administration has been livid with Sony over its decision to distribute the controversial film The Interview which is a political satire about two journalists trying to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

    North Korea threatened merciless action against the US if Sony Pictures went ahead with the release. Sony delayed the release from October 10 to December 25 and reportedly also edited the movie to make it more palatable to North Korea. But it looks like that didnt help. The cyber-attack took down landline phones and computers at Sonys Los Angeles office during the Thanksgiving week. It also resulted in the halting of the release of the film The Interview.

    BlackBerry devices, however, continued to work unaffected for Sony executives.

    Bloomberg News reported that the only company that got some good press from this hacking scandal is BlackBerry. SlashGear went to extent of calling BlackBerry the surprising savior of Sony. Several other online publications including Engadget praised the supreme security with which BlackBerry devices are built.

    World leaders like US President Barrack Obama, British PM David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel depend on BlackBerry devices because of their proven track record of security. Merkel uses a BB 10 device made even more secure with encryption technology provided by Secusmart. The device can prevent even SS7-based surveillance. Secusmart was recently acquired by BlackBerry. Market watchers have also lauded BlackBerrys newest enterprise mobility management solution BES12 as the best mobile security solution on the market.

    Posted via CB10
    01-12-15 01:14 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Several of these threads already. Please use on the already existing ones.
    01-12-15 01:21 PM

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