Sony CEO speaks out for first time since hack

Speaking at CES 2015, Kazuo Hirai addresses the 'most vicious and malicious cyber-attack in recent history'

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has spoken publicly about the cyber-attacks for the first time since the data breach back in November.

Speaking at CES 2015 is Las Vegas, Hirai addressed the elephant in the room head on.

“Sony Pictures Entertainment, former employees and current employees; they were unfortunately the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious cyber attacks we've known certainly in recent history,” Hirai said

Hackers calling themselves the ‘Guardians of Peace' crippled Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network before publishing vast quantities of sensitive data and a handful of films not yet released.

The chief exec applauded the efforts of Sony staff and partners in the weeks after the attack.

"I have to say that I'm very proud of all the employees, and certainly the partners who stood up against the extortionist efforts of criminals, and worked tirelessly, sometimes for days on end to bring you The Interview,"

“Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of association - those are very important lifelines of Sony and our entertainment business,” he added.

For a full timeline of the Sony hack, click here.

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