Hackers hit Sundance Movie Pageant

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The Sundance Movie Pageant is a premiere showcase for unbiased filmmaking

The Sundance Movie Pageant, the annual unbiased film showcase in Park Metropolis, Utah, was hit by hackers on Saturday. The field workplace was focused, which prompted an indignant pageant response by way of Twitter:

In response to The Verge, a press release on the location, which has since been eliminated, learn, “Sundance Movie Pageant has been topic to a cyberattack, inflicting community outages that has shut down our field workplace. No additional details about the assault is on the market presently, however our workforce is working arduous to get our system again up and operating as quickly as attainable.”

The IT guys obtained issues fastened up very quickly:

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Thus far, no individual or group has admitted being the wrongdoer for the field workplace hack. IndieWire says the hack assault “got here on the day of a number of massive premieres on the fest, together with Mudbound, Step, The Hero, The Yellow Birds and Chasing Coral.

Variety additionally reviews “The cyberattack occurred shortly after Chelsea Handler led a Women’s March in Park City to protest the election of Donald Trump, at round midday MT. Roughly forty minutes later, on-line ticketing for future exhibits had been restored. It’s unclear if the assault was associated to crowds in Park Metropolis, holding empowerment indicators and talking out towards Trump.”

The temporary assault didn’t appear to have any impact on the pageant or its schedule, aside from a pesky, minor inconvenience. The Sundance Movie Pageant dates again to 1978 and was based by Robert Redford. It runs via January 29.

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