After hacks, Sony’s ‘stuck in 1992’ … except for Mac users

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All of Sony's computers, bar iOS devices and Macs, are now behind bars. Photo: Techcrunch
All of Sony's computers, bar iOS devices and Macs, are now behind bars. Photo: Techcrunch

After an attack by a group of hackers-slash-cyber-terrorists, Sony Pictures is having a rough time. Countless embarrassing details about the organization — including executive salaries and salacious emails — have leaked to the media. Even worse, threats against theatergoers have caused Sony to pull The Interview — an upcoming Sony movie that is the motive of the hack — from distribution.

Behind the scenes, though, things are just as anarchic. According to a new report, Sony Pictures is now “stuck in 1992” at least as far as IT is concerned. But those on iOS or a Mac have gotten off much better.

According to a source inside Sony, employees now had to depend on face-to-face meetings and faxes instead of email and text messages.

“We had barely working email and no voicemail so people talked to each other. Some people had to send faxes. They were dragging old printers out of storage to cut checks,” she told Techcrunch. “It was crazy.”

But there is one exception: Mac and iOS users. Although Sony has locked down staff computers until they figure out the entry point of the hack, iOS devices and Mac computers are apparently exempt, at least for some employees. “A couple of people had their computers removed but people using Macs were fine,” Techcrunch’s source said.

Why are Macs and iOS okay? We can only speculate, but we’d guess it’s because both operating systems are more secure from hacks than the likes of Windows devices. Just another reason to choose an Apple product.

Source: Techcrunch