I am a little confused by all the hubbub the The Interview movie has generated.
Did the North Korean government really do it? I have no doubt there’s a hacker unit in their intelligence agency — there’s probably one in every agency — but why would you target a movie or a Japanese entertainment studio of all things? I understand The Interview is offensive to North Koreans, but the movie isn’t even out yet so how would they even know just how bad it is.
If I was the head of that agency I’d target something more important. Something that would actually matter to national security and strategy. I wouldn’t expose my country to something as mundane as a movie, and a comedy at that.
I’m also a little confused with Sony. They pulled the movie because theaters didn’t want to show it? Everyone’s talking about this movie; it’s a goldmine with all the publicity it has generated. If I ran a movie theater I’d be falling all over myself to show it.
Was it movie theaters, or was it Sony running scared? Key execs made that decision, and it’s sensitive information about those key execs that the hacker group has threatened to release.
Then President Obama and the FBI made statements, the North Korean government too and now it’s officially a BIG DEAL.
The whole thing has left me scratching my head. It’s like a bad episode out of a TV show turned real.