Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly. Show More Summary
Hackers hit Sony Pictures in late November, looking to disable the company’s daily operations and convince the movie studio to stop its planned release of The Interview, a movie that has been strongly criticized by North Korea ever since being announced. Show More Summary
Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. North Korea slams U.S. over Internet shutdown, calls Obama a ‘monkey.’ "North Korea on Saturday compared President Obama to a 'monkey in a tropical forest' as it blamed the administration for disrupting its Internet access amid a hacking dispute related […]
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. North Korea Blames U.S. for Internet Shutdown (WSJ) Pyongyang’s highest decision-making body blamed the U.S. government for causing an Internet outage across its major...Show More Summary
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has turned out to be one of the biggest winners of Sony’s decision to release the R-rated comedy The Interview, which has been at the center of controversy between the company and North Korea. During an interview on Fox Business, Wall Street Journal’s, Rolfe Winkler, reiterated that Sony’s Move to release The […]
North Koreans are really mad about their internet going down, after they boasted about hacking Sony. Ha!
Sony did eventually release the Kim Jong Un lambasting comedy movie The Interview, despite threats from North Korea. Nevertheless, the studio made a number of edits to appease critics – and perhaps minimize outrage from Kim – including...Show More Summary
SEOUL – North Korea has blackmailed dozens, if not hundreds, of politicians, journalists and businessmen after seducing them with female agents, a former elite North Korean politician has claimed. In a scheme called “the seed-bearing programme,” high-level foreign visitors to...
The racial taunt by North Korean official's of President Obama as a monkey was no real surprise. The regime has blasted Obama before with border line racial jabs. Obama is the most visible and inviting target for North Korea to single out for blame and vitriol after its bare bones Internet and mobile phone networks were disrupted for a few days. Show More Summary
It’s been a month since a red skull spread appeared on computers throughout Sony Pictures Entertainment and ignited the largest computer hacking scandal of the year. Early rumors suggested that North Korea was behind the embarrassing security breach and the potentially devastating release of information. Show More Summary
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday morning he "can't imagine" that China was not involved in the Sony Pictures hack that U.S. officials blamed solely on North Korea, even though the U.S. reportedly sought China's help in the aftermath of the cyberattacks.
North Korea is sure that President Obama shut down their Internet, and they’re steaming mad. To prove it, the National Defense Commission likened the president to a primate in a statement released Saturday (Dec. 27) morning…. Contin...
After being shelved by Sony over cyber threats, the comedy about North Korea has gotten a limited theatrical release, and for fans, attending became a high form of patriotism
After facing a five-hour Internet outage Saturday, North Korea's third major outage in the past week, Pyongyang blamed it on U.S. President Barack Obama, and also accused him of forcing Sony Pictures to premiere the movie "The Interview" on Christmas Day.
2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. ||| New York - From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its...Show More Summary
TMZ is reporting Kim Jong-un’s mouthpiece called President Barack Obama a “monkey” for forcing Sony to release “The Interview” — and for pulling off a cyber counter attack on North Korea. A spokesperson reportedly belonging to NorthShow More Summary
North Korea calls US President a “monkey” and blames Washington for Internet outages it experienced in Sony hacking debacle. ||| Seoul - North Korea called US President Barack Obama a “monkey” and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet...Show More Summary
North Korea suffered a nationwide Internet and 3G mobile network blackout on Saturday, which government officials there blamed on the U.S.
In a televised address to the nation, North Korea slammed US President Obama following the release of The Interview, which features a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-Un, as a "monkey inhabiting a tropical forest," accusing...Show More Summary