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Sony chief dusts off fax machine following cyberattack

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 21, 2016 | 2 min read

Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton has turned his back on email and championed the return of the fax machine following one of Hollywood's biggest cyberattacks which saw his private emails and credit card details published online.

According to reports, Lynton now writes sensitive messages by hand and sends them by fax telling the Code/Media conference in Dana Point, California that his fax machine is "in great use at this point."

"I'm not being facetious," he said. "It's surprising how quickly you can write something down on a piece of paper and shove it in the fax. By the way - sometimes, slowing things down for a minute - that's not the worst thing in the world either."

In December 2014, Sony Pictures was victim of a cyberattack which led to thousands of private emails sent by executives to be leaked online as well as information of film budgets and scripts.

Hacking collective Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the attack, but President Obama accused North Korea of the hack following anger over Sony's comedy 'The Interview' about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

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