In this unnerving article, Slate contributor Amanda Hess interviews multiple anonymous Sony Pictures employees, who give their perspectives on the enormous North Korean cyberattack on the company. The unprecedented attack on Sony’s complete digital infrastructure included blocking all company data from employee access and the hacking of highly sensitive personal employee information. Hess shines a light on what it felt like to be a Sony employee in the days and weeks following the attack. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone whose company maintains a digital presence.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why various stakeholders criticized Sony Pictures’ response to the North Korean cyberattack in November 2014; and
- How the cyberattack affected 7,000 Sony employees, past and present.
About the Author
Amanda Hess is a prolific writer for Slate, producing various articles about social media, the Internet and social issues. She is also a David Carr fellow at The New York Times.