FIFA have rejected suggestions that major sponsors were cutting their ties with the organisation because it was a "toxic brand", saying on Friday that they were in advanced negotiations with new sponsors eager to replace the old.
There is strong evidence that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony and that the leadership there will orchestrate further strikes against American targets, top US officials said on Wednesday.
Sony chief Kazuo Hirai called the devastating hack on the company "vicious and malicious," in his first public comments about the attack that derailed the launch of controversial comedy "The Interview."
Sony Pictures Entertainment added more viewing options for its provocative comedy ‘The Interview,’ making the film available through U.S. pay television operators and nearly doubling the number of independent theaters that will show the movie.
North Korea`s Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China`s official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country`s networks.
"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.
Still recuperating from the embarrassing disclosure of several emails stolen in a hacking attack by a group called Guardians of Peace, Sony has reportedly threatened to sue Twitter unless it bans accounts that are linked to the leaks.