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SPE computers still not functioning normally after data breach

Sony is still struggling following its data breach in late 2014, as its computer systems are still not functioning normally
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:52 pm

Sony will delay releasing its third quarter earnings report because of Sony Pictures continuing to struggle with repair of its crippled computer systems. Company officials want to release Sony's earnings report on March 31, and have asked regulators for additional time to get its IT situation sorted.




It will take until early February until SPE systems are fully restored and operational because of the "amount of destruction and disruption that occurred, and the care necessary to avoid further damage by prematurely restarting functions," according to Sony.


Despite The Interview bringing it close to $50 million from the box office, online rentals and sales, it has been a constant headache for the film studio. During CES, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said current and former employees suffered "one of the most vicious and malicious" cyberattacks to target a company - and applauded them for their continued resolve.


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