It’s a tale as old as time: Entertainment company makes movie, hackers threaten company over movie’s release, movie debuts online anyway and grosses millions of dollars. Sony Entertainment says that after peddling The Interview online, it’s made $15 million in rentals and sales of the Seth Rogen/James Franco flick.
After claiming responsibility for a denial-of-service attack that took down the Sony PlayStation network, a group of hackers tweeted that there was a bomb onboard an American Airlines flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley. That plane was diverted, and all passengers on it safely removed. [More]