MOSCOW, November 25 (Sputnik) – Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a US subsidiary of the Japan-based Sony Corporation, was forced to shut down its computer network after it came under a cyberattack, BBC reported Tuesday.
Following the incident, Sony announced it was carrying out an investigation into the attack, saying it could take up to three weeks.
This latest attack continues a series of other network hacks that have affected the company.
In August, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked in an attack targeting several online gaming services.
In 2011, PlayStation Network halted its online operation for over three weeks, following an attack resulting in the theft of users’ personal and financial data.