Earlier this month, Sony was the victim of a major cyberattack that destroyed the company’s computer network, crippling day-to-day operations because even the company’s email had stopped working. Sony didn’t just have to run the business afterwards, it had to control the damage and work hard to get the systems back up and running. Sony brought out its old BlackBerry phones just to get things going.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that older BlackBerry devices came out at Sony after the hack destroyed computer systems, even rendering email unusable. As you may recall, BlackBerry owned the business / enterprise sector at one point, so it’s no surprise that they have units just waiting to be picked up in an emergency. .
Sony’s hacking debacle has garnered good press for this Canadian manufacturer. BlackBerry has always taken great pride in the security of its devices and services, data is encrypted on devices, and the company operates servers for customers around the world.
In an interview with CNBC this month, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said it was proven that “BlackBerry devices and the server are much more secure than any other off-the-shelf solution.”
BlackBerry has worked hard to try to win back customers in business and government. It recently launched the BB Classic which is inspired by the hugely popular Bold 9900 and is aimed directly at these users.
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