Australia's Siren Visual Delays Memories, Nodame Cantabile After Sony Cyber Attack
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Australian anime distributor Siren Visual announced on Sunday that it is delaying its release of Katsuhiro Otomo's Memories anthology film and the first Nodame Cantabile television anime series. Siren Visual was unable to correspond with Sony to get needed materials for both releases due to last year's hacking attack on Sony. A Blu-ray Disc release of Memories and a home video release of Nodame Cantabile has not been announced in North America.
The self-described "Guardians of Peace" claimed responsibility for revealing confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment on November 24. The group called for The Interview, a comedy film about an assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, to be cancelled. The Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that the attack was orchestrated by the North Korean government. Sony Pictures has since released The Interview in select theaters and via digital distribution.
Sony Pictures Entertainment asked for deadline extension to file its quarterly financial report after the “highly sophisticated and damaging cyberattack” left the company unable to access its accounting applications until next month. The deadline to file the report was February 16, but Sony is asking for an extension until the end of March.
Sony reported to financial regulators that the attack caused "a serious disruption of SPE's network systems…including the destruction of network hardware and the compromise of a large amount of data on these systems." Sony Pictures Entertainment shut down its entire network in response to the attack. The company will still submit an incomplete report on February 4.
Thanks to WTK and Daniel Zelter for the news tip