Sony Pictures Entertainment’s communications were interrupted Friday afternoon when the company’s email system went down. I hear employees were notified of the problem via text. This would be simply an annoyance for any other company, but because it was Sony, the news created a lot of anxiety around town, with rumors circulating about a possible hack. It turned out to be a server disruption, and the issue has been resolved. SPE’s email is back up after an hourlong outage. There was no hack.
In late 2014 Sony became the victim of one of the biggest hacking attacks in history when its internal system was breached and a ton of confidential information released.