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Cyberethics, 6th Edition by Spinello

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CHAPTER 6

Securing the Electronic Frontier

Vulnerabilities of the Net

The attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment could have been a plot for one of its movies. A hacker group known as Guardians of Peace (or #Gop) hacked into Sony’s computer system. The hackers leaked internal Sony documents, along with the social security numbers of 47,000 current and former employees. It also posted controversial and embarrassing emails between Sony executives. The hackers even distributed copies of several upcoming movies. What was the reason for this damaging intrusion? The hackers were protesting the release of The Interview, a film that mocked North Korea’s ...

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