13 Aug '17, 9pm

Hackers expose security gaps in Hollywood - The Straits Times

NEW YORK • Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO. While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood's food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyberattack on its systems, an unaired episode of its hit show Game Of Thrones appeared online following an unrelated breach at a pay-TV partner in India. In April, when 10 episodes of Netflix's Orange Is The New Black leaked, the incident was traced to a contractor. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Cybercrime is a growing problem for many industries, but Hollywood is especially vulnerable because of the long chain of people who work on a show or movie in post-production, experts say. Studios rely on an army of freelancers for everything from special effects to musical scores, creating a vast net...

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