Sony Unsure if Hackers Have Been Booted Out of its Network or Not

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sony has turned to using an old stash of corporate BlackBerrys for sending its important in-house emails, as the company's not entirely sure that the hackers that splayed its personal communications to the four winds have been locked out of its network.

The chief exec of the film department of the media giant told the WSJ: "It took me 24 or 36 hours to fully understand that this was not something we were going to be able to recover from in the next week or two," adding that it's unlikely business will return to anything like usual for at least another two months.

More worryingly, sources quoted by the paper say IT bosses can't say for sure if the hackers have been locked out or not, and if they haven't, it may mean the hell of using a last-gen BlackBerry and having no internet at work could continue for Sony Pictures staff for many months. [WSJ via Guardian]