Last year’s hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment was a big deal not only in what it disrupted but also what it revealed. Private internal emails with sensitive information about things ranging from movies in the works to what execs at the company feel about others was out there for anyone to see. The FBI even pegged the North Korean government as the one that hacked Sony in response to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film The Interview. Cybersecurity experts are still on the fence on whether the North Koreans are capable of pulling that off and North Korea continues to deny they were involved.
Long story short it was a big deal and a very interesting event to see unfold. Like most things being reported on while they are happening the details began to get muddled and confused. However THR is reporting Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer are working on a documentary that chronicles exactly what happened during the cyberattack on Sony and the different theories of who actually did it.
Noujaim and Amer are best known for their Oscar nominated documentary about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
“The Sony story is an important chapter in this larger issue,” Amer told THR. “The analysts and experts we speak to see it as the 9/11 of cyberattacks, and the implications will be felt for years to come.”
This will be a very interesting film to watch when you consider just how much was effected by the attack on Sony. The cyberattack cost a reported $100 million USD and caused so much chaos that Sony’s own Amy Pascal had to step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.